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Obituaries

For Tuesday, March 25, 2014


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William Herman Alameida
March 7, 2014
William Herman Alameida, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force technical sergeant, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lorraine, son William "Will" Jr., daughters Darlene Strickland and Pamela Princenthal, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Pedro C. Andaya
March 13, 2014
Pedro C. Andaya, 92, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. laborer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Vic and Mark; daughters Angelita Gaspar, Flora Torres and Nena Valdez; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Night wake: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Flora Cruz Benitez
Feb. 26, 2014
Flora Cruz Benitez, 81, of Las Vegas, a retired Liberty House Kahala employee, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by companion Jose Sao, son Brian T., daughters Colleen G. Peterson and Leanne Benitez, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Roch Catholic Church, 56-350 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku. Paddle-out: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Kaiser Bowl, behind Ilikai Hotel. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Paul James Bornand
March 12, 2014
Paul James Bornand, 59, of Honolulu, an organist, died in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by mother Janine, brother Gary and sister Diane Bornand-Shroyer. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Donations suggested to American Guild of Organists or Islands Hospice.

Clayton Kwai Jung Chee
March 11, 2014
Clayton Kwai Jung Chee, 55, of Waimanalo died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Ambrose K.K., Azra K.H. and Ainsley M.N.; daughter Aspen C.L.P.; brothers Clinton K.S., Clifford D.Y. Jr.; Colin K.M. and Curtis K.K.W.; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Kenneth Alton Dyer
March 19, 2014
Kenneth Alton "Kenny" Dyer, 57, of Kailua-Kona, a framer and painter for Metcalf Construction Co., Tom Catton Painting and STP Painting LLC, died at home. He was born in Tulsa, Okla. He is survived by hanai sons Jacob and Chance Pollard, and Finn Gallagher; brother Sam; sister Marcia Bisbee; hanai brothers Mark Pollard, John Gallagher, Joe Tawater and Rob Stough; and hanai sister Melanie Gallagher. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Old Kona Airport Beach, double pavilion. Services: 11 a.m. Loose flowers welcome. Call 960-5183 for information.

Anna Ana Ellis
March 10, 2014
Anna Ana "Sweetheart" Ellis, 69, of Chandler, Ariz., a retired American Airlines international reservations employee, died at home. She was born in North Kona, Hawaii. She is survvied by husband Herman K. "Kappy"; sons Alexander-Alika, Christopher-John, Joseph-Harvey, William-Spencer and Stephen-Lawrence; daughters Dezeree-Francine, Sarahlynn, Jennifer-Marie and Lianne-Francis; five brothers; two sisters; 31 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Family visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului. Public visitation: 10 a.m. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: noon at Makawao Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Craig Jeffrey Garner
March 17, 2014
Craig Jeffrey Garner, 57, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawthorne, Calif. He is survived by mother Carla and brother Jay T. No services. Donations suggested to the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.

Mitsue Iraha
March 6, 2014
Mitsue Iraha, also known as "Michan" and "Margaret," 91, of Pearl City, a retired kitchen employee at Washington Place, died in Honolulu. She was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Randall M.; daughters Sharon K. Ogomori, Marcia E. Iraha and Arlene E. Higashi; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Marion Teruko Ishikawa
Feb. 21, 2014
Marion Teruko Ishikawa, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Outrigger Hotel waitress, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gordon K., son Jerry, daughter Karen, sister Margaret Lawson, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kazuo Ito
March 16, 2014
Kazuo Ito, 67, of Kaneohe, former owner of Waikiki Bottom Fishing Tour, died at home. He was born in Ibaragi-ken, Japan. He is survived by wife Mieko, sons Andy and Kei, daughter Rindy and brother Teruo. Visitation: 5 p.m. April 4 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Michiyo Iwasaki
March 9, 2014
Michiyo Iwasaki, 73, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kumamoto, Japan. She is survived by daughters Linda C. and Cindy K.; mother Tsutae Okabe; brothers Keitaro, Masami and Osamu Okabe; and sister Seiko Okabe. Services held.

Kyoko Kaneshiro
Feb. 24, 2014
Kyoko Kaneshiro, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Spencecliff Corp. employee, died in Hiolani Care Center at Kahala Nui. She was born in Niigata, Japan. She is survived by son Clyde, daughter Lynn Kaku and four grandchildren. Private services.

Barbara Naomi Kato
Feb. 27, 2014
Barbara Naomi Kato, 70, of Honolulu, a state Department of Education secretary for Lanakila Elementary School, will be remembered in services 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. She died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Kevin Y. and Keith S.; brothers Gerald, Paul, Lance, Derek and Joel Santo; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hazel Kikuno Kaya
March 2, 2014
Hazel Kikuno Kaya, 85, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died in Care Center of Honolulu. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Steven T.; sisters Dorothy Hayashi, Alice Yee, Lillian Oshiro and Daisy Tsujimura; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Sueko Kimura
March 2, 2014
Sueko Kimura, 94, of Eleele, Kauai, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Edwin and Patrick, daughters Fay Kimura and Linda Shishido, sisters Kikuyo Takahashi and Setsuko Kawado, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Paul Shigeo Kojima
March 1, 2014
Paul Shigeo Kojima, 67, of Aiea, a retired insurance agent and funeral director, and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cheryl, son Bennett, daughter Tracey Kojima-Go, three stepchildren, brothers Kenneth M. and Roy H., sisters Evelyn S. Buddenhagen and Carol E. Farrow, and a grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: noon. Aloha attire.

Fusako Hironaka Kubota
March 4, 2014
Fusako Hironaka Kubota, 87, of Honolulu, a retired dental assistant at Tripler Army Medical Center Dental Clinic, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Karen Oroku; brothers Hajime, Atsushi and Melvin Hironaka; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Masatoshi Kuwata
Feb. 23, 2014
Masatoshi "Froggy" Kuwata, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Castle & Cooke office clerk, died in Islands Hospice. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by son Robert, daughter Ruby Kage, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Esmiragdo Lagapa Sr.
Feb. 28, 2014
Esmiragdo "Rado" Lagapa Sr., 83, of Kaalaea, a retired city foreman at Kailua Wastewater Treament Plant and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Lillian "Lei"; sons Esmiragdo "Buster" Jr. and Nathan "Jake"; daughters Lisa McFarland, Chriselda "Sas" Lopes, Maura Lagapa, Zavier Supebedia and Zina Dabney; hanai daughter Inga Anahu; brother Fortunato; sisters Filisima Manalo and Patricia Royos; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Adelaida Liwanag Marzan
Feb. 19, 2014
Adelaida Liwanag "Lerma" Marzan, 67, of Waipahu, a retired bilingual school assistant for the state Department of Education, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Quintin, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Alfred R.; son Kelvin L.; daughter Fria L.; brothers Samuel D., Hilario D. and Juanito D. Liwanag; sisters Leticia Felipe, Dolores L. Nalos, Delia L. Badua and Marites Calinawan; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Jude Catholic Church, Makakilo. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

Brenda Lee Mendoza
Feb. 13, 2014
Brenda Lee "Bren" Mendoza, 53, of Honomalino, Hawaii, a homemaker, an upholstery assistant and owner of Rainbow Cottage preschool, died in Ka'u Hospital. She was born in Vancouver, Wash. She is survived by husband Ben; sons Preston and Darren Mendoza, Eric Aoki and Troy Wood; daughters Alicia Kay and Chelsea Mendoza; brothers Tim, Dale and Nathan Wood; sisters Marsha Isaacs, Diana Akau, Karen Batsell and Kim Murillo; and 11 grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Saturday at Hookena Beach Park. Casual attire.

Ethel Tokiko Minei
Feb. 13, 2014
Ethel Tokiko Minei, 94, of Pearl City, a retired Dole Cannery packer, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by daughters Claudia E. Higa, Dianne S. Minei-Kimoto and Audrey A. Minei; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Shogoro Oshiro
March 17, 2014
Shogoro Oshiro, 87, of Aiea, a retired government post engineer for the U.S. Department of the Army and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Charles T. and Sidney M., daughter Susan R. Loo, brother John, sisters Jenny Nishimura and Alice Matsui, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Aiko Oye
Feb. 15, 2014
Aiko Oye, 89, of Honolulu, a retired receptionist, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Rodney H., daughters Karen K. Shinsato and Donna A. Oye, brother Raymond M. Ohira, sisters Haruyo Kaneda and Eiko Kido, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ireneo Pantorilla
March 19, 2014
Ireneo Pantorilla, 68, of Honolulu, a retired American Airlines flight attendant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Cebu, Philippines. He is survived by wife Catherine "Kate," stepmother Julie and brothers Neal and James. Private celebration of life. Donations suggested to The Wings Foundation, P.O. Box 610563, DFW Airport, TX 75261-0563.

Edwin Kaunahi Pauole
March 18, 2014
Edwin Kaunahi "Dole" Pauole, 80, of Kailua-Kona, a former Kona Hilton Hotel bellman, a crossing guard for Kealakehe Elementary School and an Army veteran, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Kailua-Kona. He is survived by wife Rebecca; daughters Leanda Bernabe, Delphine Vigilla and Donna and Edwina Pauole; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Nettie Lou Ka'lei'mo'mi Nau'la Peiler
March 9, 2014
Nettie Lou Ka'lei'mo'mi Nau'la Peiler, 66, of Kaneohe, a retired secretary for the Office of the Chancellor at St. Stephen's Diocesan Center, Roman Catholic Church Hawaii, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Le'pe'ka Jr., Milton N. and Melson K. Nau'la; and sister Marvalee S.P. Nau'la-Lopez. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Ann's Church, Kaneohe. Services: 11:30 a.m. Mass: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Tsurue Ramos
March 14, 2014
Tsurue "Nancy" Ramos, 92, of Kaneohe, a waitress, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons David, Phillip, Gary and Brian; daughters Karen Heimoana, Sherri Perreira, Velma Funtanilla and Debra Ramos; 26 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples chapel. Services: noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Ah Han Silva
March 20, 2014
Ah Han Silva, 98, of Pahala, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Pahala. She is survived by sons Thomas and Lawrence, daughter Dorothy Kalua, nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kauaha'ao Congregational Church, Waiohinu. Services to follow. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Herta Maria Juliane Stevens
March 7, 2014
Herta Maria Juliane Stevens, 104, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Mulheim an der Ruhr, Broich, Germany. She is survived by daughters L. Susan Wunderlich and Heidi L. Masters, sister Edithe Pohl, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services pending.

Lynette Leialoha Kaowili Takayesu
March 9, 2014
Lynette Leialoha Kaowili Takayesu, 74, of Honolulu, owner of Hale o Leialoha, died in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. She is survived by sons Ocean P. and Lawrence K. Kaowili; daughters Laureen K. Stanfield and Lorna M.H. Kometani; brothers Robert and John Hee; sisters Ruth Kolo, Violet Arakaki, Lucy Wong and Diane Gushiken; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

George H. Tanahara
Feb. 28, 2014
George H. Tanahara, 75, of Honolulu, a retired welder for Industrial Welding Inc. and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by son Shawn, daughters Lynn Higa and April Shields, brothers Steve and Herbert, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Yoshio Uno
March 15, 2014
Yoshio Uno, 78, of Honolulu, a retired hotel plumber, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lucia S.; sons Jeff and Gary; sisters Ethel K. Nishi, Dorothy M. Hamada, Ann N. Inouye and Takako Ishikawa; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Yoshiichi Uyehara
March 16, 2014
Yoshiichi "Mike" Uyehara, 88, of Waianae, a retired Del Monte Corp. mechanic, died at home. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Francine Y.K., sons Nathan Y.K. and Francis Y.K., and four grandchildren. Private services.

Mercedes Lim Valdez
March 13, 2014
Mercedes Lim "Merci" Valdez, 62, of Waipahu, a retired grade school teacher for Maryknoll School, died in Aiea. She was born in Metro Manila. She is survived by husband Edward, daughter Mary, brothers Salvador Jr. and Godofredo Lim, sisters Teresita Yapjoco and Victoria Mejia, grandfather Salvador Lim Sr. and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church, Kapolei. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Flowers welcome.

Stuart Kazuo Wakatsuki
March 11, 2014
Stuart Kazuo Wakatsuki, 48, of Kailua, an orthopedic surgeon with Windward Orthopedic Group, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Melissa; sons Perry and Brady Wakatsuki, Michael Hedin and Alex Gillis; daughters Dany Deanda and Katelind Hedin; mother Irene; sisters Janie Karp and Cora Jim On; and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Roy Kenji Watari
Feb. 28, 2014
Roy Kenji Watari, 70, of Honolulu, a retired UPS manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Tule Lake, Calif. He is survived by companion Sharon K. Yawata; hanai son Christopher Yawata; hanai daughters Momi Ochiai and Molly Yawata; brothers Robert, James and Ernie; sister Wanda Kojima; and five hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

Verna C. Weaver
March 10, 2014
Verna C. Weaver, 84, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael and Patrick; daughters Claire Woods, Jenifer Weaver, Monica Woodward and Sharianne Walker; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Updated services information for an obituary published March 14.

Seichi Yamamoto
Feb. 23, 2014
Seichi Yamamoto, 95, of Honolulu, a retired National Guard supply sergeant and an Army retiree, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Kelly and sisters Claire Kubota and Geraldine Omori. Private services.

Teruyuki Yamamoto
March 7, 2014
Teruyuki Yamamoto, 94, of Pearl City, a retired heavy equipment operator for Okada Trucking, died in Honolulu. He was born on Maui. He is survived by sons Richard, Rodney and David; brother Shoji; sister Setsuko Lopes; 18 grandchildren; amd 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Haruko Yamashiro
March 3, 2014
Haruko Yamashiro, 93, of Honolulu, retired owner of Beauty Clothes Cleaners, died in Honolulu. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Daniel M. and Ronald T., daughters Lillian Y. Goda and Cynthia M. Mishina, brother Mike S. Kiyabu, sisters Chiyoko Yogi and Yoshiko Higa, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Sadato Yanai
March 18, 2014
Sadato Yanai, 87, of Honolulu, a retired clerk for the Japanese Consulate-General, Honolulu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Yasuko, son George T., daughter Jane H. Henderson, brothers Takato and Nobuo, sister Ryoko Nakagawa and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.






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