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Obituaries

For Tuesday, April 1, 2014


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Harue Chagami
Feb. 18, 2014
Harue Chagami, also known as "Hazel" and "Haruyo," 88, of Aiea, a retired naval laundry seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sons Chester, Alan, Dean and Carl; daughter Kathleen "Kathy" Ogata; brother Tadao Nishinaga; sisters Michiko Ohashi and Mitsue G. Peck; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Helen Chun Chung
March 13, 2014
Helen Chun Chung, 101, of Honolulu, a retired English teacher at Prince Jonah Kuhio Elementary School, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Percy Y.K., son Norman, daughter Janice Keliihananui, brother Tommy Chun, sister Janet Okuna, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Waiokeola Congregational Church. Services: 5:30 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. April 8 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Maximo Canales Contado Sr.
March 12, 2014
Maximo Canales Contado Sr., 62, of Waianae, a painter, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosemary L.; sons Max Jr. and Rocky Contado, Glenn and Jonathan Butac, Joe Lovell and Emilio Placencia Jr.; hanai daughters Benjalyn Lyons, Brandy H. Alfapada and Lorraine Milho; brothers Teopisto, Yeomedes, Ronnie and Francisco Contado, and Emilio Placencia Sr.; sister Benita; and eight grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Monday at Oahu Veterans Center, 1298 Kukila St.

Romeo B. Corpuz
March 1, 2014
Romeo B. "Romy" Corpuz, 66, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Jovita; sons Ronnie, Noel, Romeo Jr. and James; mother Flora B.; brother Eddie; sister Vinnie Pastor; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome.

Takaichi Fujita
March 8, 2014
Takaichi "Ralph" Fujita, 94, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter and an Army veteran who served in the 1,399th Engineer Battalion during World War II, died at home. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by daughter Marlene M. Hiraoka, brother Susumu, sister Kiyomi Wakabayashi and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m.

Walter Takayoshi Higuchi
March 7, 2014
Walter Takayoshi "Tiny" Higuchi, 78, of Honolulu, a retired maintenance supervisor for Johnston Atoll and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Francis and Wallace. Private services.

Samuel Kamuela Iona Jr.
March 14, 2014
Samuel Kamuela "Sammy Boy" Iona Jr., 48, of Mililani, a Roberts Hawaii tour bus driver for Sea Life Park tours, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol Jean "C.J." Bradley-Iona, son Stuart Iona-Pettigrew, brother Ronald and sisters Kanoe Villanueva, Moani Ayala, Kapua Taketa, Carmela Vigue and Naomi Annino-Luat. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Dymytryk Kamakani
March 25, 2014
Dymytryk "Didi" Kamakani, 57, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Detrich; daughter Delicia; mother Mycarsia; brother Famous; sisters Odin Brester, Tammy Souza and Future Overturf; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, Waianae. Mass: 10 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

Mary Lou Piilani Keneao
March 14, 2014
Mary Lou Piilani Keneao, 65, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, Leahi School teacher and a clerk at Fort Shafter, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Oliver Jr., sons Oliver III and Jeremiah, daughter Leihala Medeiros, brother Henry Dutro, sisters Loretta-Lehua Cho and Carlene Engel, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kahikolu Congregational Church, Napoopoo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Morris Isamu Kihara
Jan. 4, 2014
Morris Isamu Kihara, 93, of Hilo, a retired postmaster at the Papaikou Post Office, an Army veteran who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, Company C, during World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Congressional Gold Medal, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Patricia Simonsen, Janice Kihara and Susan Bennett; sister Shizuko Ikawa; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at the Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers and monetary offerings, donations suggested to Easter Seals Hawaii in Hilo or Church of the Holy Apostles.

Teresa L. Lau
March 9, 2014
Teresa L. Lau, 58, of Honolulu, a seamstress, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Edwin P.L.; sons Loren and Alexander; daughter Irene Franks; father Jin Qi Liang; brother Hong Jie Liang; sisters Ding Qun, Qun Ai and Yi Ai Liang; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Chinese Buddhist services. Cremation to follow.

Dennis Michael Lopez
Feb. 25, 2014
Dennis Michael Lopez, 55, of Honolulu, an electrician, died. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by sons Dustin and Donovan, mother Rhoda Cook, brother Todd and sister Michelle. Services in Mill Valley, Calif. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

Roy Mitsunobu Maeshiro
March 17, 2014
Roy Mitsunobu Maeshiro, 75, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jose and Joseph; daughters Georgette, Patty, Tessa and Rochelle; brother Albert; sisters Dorothy Loftin and Yoshiko Hiroto; numerous grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tammy Temukisa Christina Malae
March 28, 2014
Tammy Temukisa Christina Malae, 35, of Kailua, a teacher at Fagaitua High School of American Samoa, died at home. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by parents Maraia and Sigafili; brothers Faleasi Mati, Robert Toelupe, Faafetai Tyrell and Hipa Neria Jr.; sisters Leona Simon, Eileen Tyrell and Bethany Tuelupe; and grandfather Afuvai S. Leiato. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Dennis R. Matsumoto
March 26, 2014
Dennis R. Matsumoto, 67, of Kaneohe died at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Susan, sons Shawn and Derek, daughter Sheryl, brothers Michael and David, and two grandchildren. No services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice or a cancer research organization.

Betty Ann Baptiste May
Dec. 9, 2013
Betty Anne Baptiste May, 78, of Stanton, Calif., formerly of Hilo, a retired travel agent, died in Los Alamitos, Calif. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Keli P., son Darin B. and brother Alan J. Baptiste. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Private scattering of ashes in Hilo. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Science Care or the American Heart Association.

Toshiaki Nishida
Feb. 26, 2014
Toshiaki Nishida, 94, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by nephew Jensen Kono. Private services.

Helen Okimoto Nojima
March 7, 2014
Helen Okimoto Nojima, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Kalihi Uka Elementary School teacher, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harry, son Lance, daughters Cynthia and Wendy, brother Ray Okimoto, sister Faith Ono and four grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Myong Won Oishi
March 1, 2014
Myong Won Oishi, 70, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in South Korea. No known survivors. Private services.

Yoshiko Oschner
March 26, 2014
Yoshiko Oschner, 83, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk, died in Honolulu. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by daughters Roslie Ann Mogerman and Jacqueline Wallace, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Stephen Pang
Feb. 22, 2014
Stephen Pang, 63, of Honolulu, a certified public accountant and corporate finance manager, died in Santa Clara, Calif. He as born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda Lim, son Nicholas and sister Kathy Scott. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Alexander Kapahi Puaa Jr.
March 11, 2014
Alexander Kapahi Puaa Jr., 70, of Waimanalo, proprietor of Molokai Off Road Tours & Taxi, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. He is survived by sons Alexander K. III and Scott K. Puaa, Ian K.K. "Scooby" VonOelhoffen and Joey Bernard; daughters Rochelle Lee, Robin Derego, Rosemarie Elarco and Cindy Natividad; brothers Harry N.H. and Arthur C.; 26 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kalaiakamanu Hou Church, Molokai. Aloha attire.

Momoe Sakata
Jan. 13, 2014
Momoe "Molly" Sakata, 85, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired Oshima Store cashier, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Keopu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Kelvyn and Melvin, brothers Albert and Itsuro Ide, and sisters Sally Nakamura, Setsumi Ozawa and Miyoko Alawa. Private services.

Mitsuyoshi Sano
Jan. 24, 2014
Mitsuyoshi Sano, 101, of Lihue, a Kauai Sugar Storage electrician, died in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Wendell, daughter Patrice Kiyono, sister Aiko Kobayashi, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Betty Ann Thomas
Feb. 21, 2014
Betty Ann Thomas, 64, of Waianae, a journeyman carpenter and a drug abuse counselor for the Waianae community, died in Waianae. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by brothers James M. and Dean B., and sisters Geraldine J. Cayer and Irene L. Lee. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Mildred Sung Soon Thomas
March 19, 2014
Mildred Sung Soon "Millie" Thomas, 95, of Aiea, an artisan and a United Airlines retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons William, Michael and Steven; daughters Kathleen Thomas-Sano and Sherrie Thomas Seki; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Katherine Tuitele
March 12, 2014
Katherine Tuitele, 75, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Afao, American Samoa. She is survived by daughters Darlene Tuitele-Sheppard, Tofoipupu Tuitele-Liufau and Nia C. Tuitele; son Justin L.; hanai son Titipa W. Fuamatu; brother Matuatala J. Fuamatu; sister Lusia Fuamatu-Maafala; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Church, 830 Main St., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Polynesian attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Skye T. Yamamoto
Feb. 24, 2014
Skye T. Yamamoto, 23, of Wahiawa died in La Jolla, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Albert and Page, brother Kane, sister Jade Yamamoto-Au and grandmother Alice Tanimoto. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sally Toshimi Yatsu
March 8, 2014
Sally Toshimi Yatsu, 78, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Mae M. Takahashi and Ida Y. Mizuhara. Private services.






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