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Obituaries

For Tuesday, April 8, 2014

By Star-Advertiser staff

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Dora-Lee Ululani Afong
March 22, 2014
Dora-Lee Ululani "Missy" Afong, 57, of Waimanalo, a dance teacher at New Hope Kailua Halau, teacher's aide for Blanche Pope and Kapunahala elementary schools, and a state Child Welfare Services employee, died in Wai­ma­nalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kenneth; sons Keith, James and Daryl; daughter Kennedine "Kalei"; hanai son Charles Comer III; hanai daughter Erica Salsedo; brothers Paul and Russell Pakele; sisters Marilyn Pakele, Cindy Kauihana, Pauline "Lei" and Bonnie Garcia, and Paula Poahi; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masako Yamaoka Ballesteros
March 25, 2014
Masako Yamaoka Ballesteros, 94, of Hilo, a Kamehameha Garment seamstress and a Zippy's McCully counter person, died in Honolulu. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Jimmy M. and Keith K.; daughters Juliet C. Rivera and Joanne K. Kobayashi; brother Dr. Donald M. Yamaoka; sisters Sumiko Kim, Kiyomi Okura and Fumie Kaneshiro; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Josephine Fernandez Permito Barbieto
March 17, 2014
Josephine Fernandez Permito Barbieto, 80, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died inWaimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Domingo; sons Anthony and Brian; daughters Sheila Rubio, Jocelyn Wells, Sharon Barbieto, Angela Kuloloia and Annette Cash; brother Wayne Permito; sisters Angelina Douglas, Judith Bernal, Gloria Jean Logronio, Marilyn Spinola-Smith, Yolanda Abad and Bernadette Lau; 22 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Mary M. Bronson
April 4, 2014
Mary M. Bronson, 83,of Hono­lulu, a hairdresser, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Honolulu. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

Suzanne Ely Byrne
March 31, 2014
Suzanne Ely Byrne, 81, of Hilo, a retired teacher, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Cambridge, Mass. She is survived by husband Ruckman, son William, daughters Sally Flores and Brindan Byrne, brother Bidwell Ely, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No services.

Brandon F. Cayetano
March 25, 2014
Brandon F. Cayetano, 55, of Honolulu, owner and operator of Hawaii All-Star Paintball and Airsoft Games, will be remembered in services 11:30 a.m. April 19 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by father Gov. Ben Cayetano, mother Lorraine G., stepmother Vicky, sisters Janeen and Samantha, stepbrother William and stepsister Marissa Ross. Donations suggested to the Cayetano Foundation Scholarship in care of Hawaii Community Foundation, 827 Fort St. Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813. Updated service information for an obituary published March 26.

Gloria Clason
March 30, 2014
Gloria Clason, 83, of Hilo, a retired head cashier, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in New York. She is survived by daughters Gema Hensley, Michelle Yaris and Lynn Nelson; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date.

Moana Sinafaiga Crismon
March 31, 2014
Moana Sinafaiga Crismon, 68, of Laie, an administrative asistant for the Polynesian Cultural Center and SkyWest, died. She was born in Tauese, Western Samoa. She is survived by sons Kevin and Charles Crismon, and Stephen and Ifielele Sua-Pilo; daughters Lisa Ramelb, Sarah Moe, Wendy Sua-Filo and Moana Kaluau; sisters Siaposuisui Helen Lepou and Sina Sua-Filo; and 20 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie North Stake Center. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

Theodore La‘akea Davis
March 23, 2014
Theodore La‘akea "Teddy Bear" Davis, 57, of Waianae, a fisherman and surfer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gigi; son Theodore L. Jr.; daughters Kanoe Davis, Makela Noel and Lilinoe Kuoha; brothers Glenn and John Jr.; sisters Mary Kahaunaele and Elsie Hamilton; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Makaha Beach. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.<h95z9.2f"Cheltenham-Bold">

Janet Elisa Dietz
March 26, 2014
Janet Elisa Dietz, 75, of Hanalei, Kauai, a retired hostess for Coco Palms Hotel and Charo's Restaurant, died at home. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She is survived by son Mario Hendrickson, daughter Kaiulani Palumbo, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon May 4 at Hanalei Black Pot. Updated service information for an obituary published Saturday.

Frankie Feliciano Jr.
March 3, 2014
Frankie Feliciano Jr., 42, of Wai­anae died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Frank E. Sr., brothers Franklin and Frank­min, and sisters Frandee and France Feliciano, and Francewella Hoopai. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Waianae Baptist Church. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Kwanji Fukuyama
March 23, 2014
Kwanji Fukuyama, 90, of Kohala, Hawaii, a retired electrician for the Hawaii County Department of Water Supply and Kohala Sugar Mill, and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company K, during World War II, died in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Kohala. He is survived by son Peter; daughters Elissa Lindsey, Jennie Vega, Nina Sego­via and Stella Steinhoff; brother Stanley; sister Tomie; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kalahikiola Congregational Church, Kohala. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Natsue Abe Higashi
April 2, 2014
Natsue Abe Higashi, 86, of Ele­ele, Kauai, a housecleaner, died in Kauai Care Center. She was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. She is survived by son Gerald, daughters Peggy Kiger and Evelyn Higashi, sister Setsuko Takahashi, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Eleele Baptist Church. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lucille Hill
April 1, 2014
Lucille Hill, 92, of Koloa, Kauai, a homemaker and an artist, died in Kauai Care Center. She was born in Salt Lake City. She is survived by son David S., daughter Judy Sanehira, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Elsie Kikuno Ishii
Feb. 23, 2014
Elsie Kikuno Ishii, 87, of Kailua died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Shirley Okumura, brother Lloyd Hirota and sister Ethel Omoto. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Marie Rose Jardine
April 1, 2014
Marie Rose Jardine, 92, of Kahului, formerly of Spreckelsville, Maui, a homemaker, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son James Cordeiro, daughters Kathleen Coble and Francine Torricer-Sousa, brother Vernon Cor­deiro, sisters Louise Morreira and Martha Jean, five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Christ the King Catholic Church, Kahului. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Carol Masako Johnson
March 25, 2014
Carol Masako Johnson, 53, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Donald H., daughter Cassidy E. and sisters Mary Y. Brown and Eileen N. Yoshioka. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday at 1175 Kahului St., Honolulu. Casual attire.

Timothy Kalani Kahele
March 8, 2014
Timothy Kalani Kahele, 48, of Hauula died. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by brothers Hiram "Halama," Horace, Archie, Eugene "Gene" and Jacob; and sisters Abigail Souza, Isabelle Makalii and Ramona Kahele. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Hauula Cemetery. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

Irene Consilia Kanoho
April 4, 2014
Irene Consilia Kanoho, 80, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John and Matthew Jr., daughters Dorie Valdez and Matlyn Kanoho-Taong, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Albertina Sicily Kapuniai
March 26, 2014
Albertina Sicily Kapuniai, 92, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James K.; sons Raymond, John and James; daughter Albertina Schroter; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita Catholic Church, Nanakuli. Services: 9 a.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Committal services and burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Alida Waoala Kauihana
Feb. 7, 2014
Alida Waoala Kauihana, also known as "Tita" and "Gramz," 74, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Samuel "Sammy Boy" Kauihana, Kuokoa K.S. Garcia, Kawena Mederios Jr. and Letomia "Mia" Lupe; daughters Alida "Pepe" Kumuhone, Julianna and Shirley Chock, Casandra "Sange" and Evelyn S. Kauihana, and Estina Olivera; brothers Joel "Kuki" and Daniel "Danny" Keku­hana; sister Minerva "Sweetie" Davis; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Saturday at Makua Beach Park, under the kamani nut tree. Services: 1 p.m. at Soka Gakkai International-USA Kaikan. Gathering to follow at Kakaako Waterfront Park.

Kyana Makanani Kekuawela
March 28, 2014
Kyana Makanani Kekuawela, infant daughter of Donna Lynn Ramil and Kristian Kekuawela of Kane­ohe, died in Castle Medical Center. She is also survived by brothers Dustin Ramil-Rivera, Dylan Dudoit and Kymani Kekuawela; grandparents Cynthia Rezentes and Donald Ramil Sr.; and great-grandmother Barbara Rezentes. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Helen Yoshie Kubo
March 27, 2014
Helen Yoshie Kubo, 79, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband kenneth K. "Sarge"; sons Keith C.K., Lane R. and Derek K.; daughters Cheryl K. Kubo and Michele K. Hatori; brothers Thomas Toshimasa, Robert and Thomas Toshiharu Eguchi; sister Ellen Matsuura; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Thomas Kwai Chong Luke
March 21, 2014
Thomas Kwai Chong Luke, 90, of Honolulu, a retired federal command communications specialist and an Army veteran, died in Hono­lulu. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by wife Thelma, sons Derrick and Garrick, daughters Christine Kumano and Sharon Taba, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. April 15 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Denise Christie Manuel
March 21, 2014
Denise Christie Manuel, 40, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband David Sr.; son David Jr.; daughters Chaslynn Abalos and Chaylin and Chanda Manuel; mother Toni Rodrigues; sisters Deena and Laurie Robley; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Koolau Baptist Church, Kaneohe. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lusia Sofai Mao
March 18, 2014
Lusia Sofai Mao, 70, of Hono­lulu, a retired control clerk for the American Samoa Department of Early Childhood Education, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Moataa, Samoa. She is survived by sons Namuali'i, Aipolo and Aso Mao, Mikaele Su'ifili and George Alefosio; daughters Asofiafia Tamasese and Asomanuia Mao-So'oalo; brothers Luaulu Tovi Fosi and Fosi Autu Alefosio; sister Lusila Alefosio; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Mass at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Milton Mitsuo Nakagawa
March 18, 2014
Milton Mitsuo "Naka" Nakagawa, 63, of Hono­kaa, Hawaii, an irrigation manager for South Kohala Water Corp., a former golf course superintendent for Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and an Air Force veteran, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honokaa. He is survived by wife Light Goldenbow-Nakagawa, stepson Joshua Iwa­saki, mother Mitsue and sisters Edna Nishimura and Iris Nakagawa. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Arlene K.C. Nelson
March 29, 2014
Arlene K.C. Nelson, 89, of Hono­lulu, a retired state medical social worker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lyle, son Von, daughter Andrea, brother Walter Wong and two grandchildren. No services.

April Suzanne Ohara
March 20, 2014
April Suzanne Ohara, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Sheraton Hotels travel agent, died at home. She was born in Battle Creek, Mich. She is survived by sons Matthew, Stephen and Andrew McLellan; daughters Amy Moore and Jennifer Ohara; and eight grandchildren. Private services. Contact Jennifer Ohara at ojennife@hawaii.edu for information.

Suzue Okazaki
March 20, 2014
Suzue Okazaki, 97, of Honolulu, a retired general office manager for Dr. H.S. Dickson, died at home. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Robert and Marvin; daughters Shirley Okazaki, Aileen Kokubun and Susan Kayano; brother Ritsuo Uchimura; sister Sakae Nishimoto; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Grace Setsuyo Ono
March 17, 2014
Grce Setsuyo Ono, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Evelyn's Lunch Room counter clerk, died in Hono­lulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James, son Earl, daughter Cheryl, brothers Howard and Lance Okimoto, sister Esther Kaneshiro and three grandchildren. Private services.

Yoshio Oshiro
March 14, 2014
Yoshio Oshiro, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Mike Salta auto mechanic, died. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by wife Harue, daughters Joyce Nishimura and Shelley Kuramoto, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Sheri Lynn Poynter
March 20, 2014
Sheri Lynn Poynter, 52, of Wai­pahu died in Waipahu. She is survived by son Jonathan, brothers Mark Poynter and Jeffrey Yama­saki, sister Lavern Nakatani and a grandchild. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Rhonda Scott
Nov. 30, 2013
Rhonda Scott, 58, of Honolulu, a state social worker and substance abuse counselor, died. She was born in Denver. She is survived by daughters Alicia and Ashley, and sister Lora. Services held. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 29335, Honolulu, HI 96820.

Margaret Sasaki Shishido
March 31, 2014
Margaret Sasaki Shishido, 78, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Dr. Ralph M., sons Keith M. and Glenn T., sisters Gladys Goto and Lillian Yoshikawa, and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Derek Akito Woodruff Taniguchi
March 9, 2014
Derek Akito Woodruff Tani­gu­chi, 60, of Kaneohe, an operations manager and buyer, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lori; son Dustin; daughters Nicole Crawford and Sasha Taniguchi; brother Everett; sisters Peggy Ann Abella, Valerie Streff, Deborah Itokazu, Dorayn Dragomanovich and Desiree Koya­nagi; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

George Hideo Tanouye
March 18, 2014
George Hideo Tanouye, 84, of Hono­lulu, a retired driver and sales employee for Foremost Dairies and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jeffrey, daughter Lori, sister Nancy Hironaka, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Ethel Yoneda Tehada
March 16, 2014
Ethel Yoneda Tehada, 79, of Lawai, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ryan, daughter Diane Andres, sisters Matsue Nishiura and Kay Fukuda, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Lawrence Torres
April 1, 2014
Lawrence Torres, 58, of Hilo, a retired HPM Building Supply truck driver, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Vermine, daughters Heather Dolfo and Tani Torres, brothers Donald and Patrick, sisters Donna Crosley and Lorinda Torres, and eight grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date.

Myco Ursua Viloria
March 6, 2014
Myco Ursua Viloria, 84, of Hono­lulu, a retired Ala Moana Hotel steward, died in Honolulu. He was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Marvin, Noemar and Gowel; daughters Lynne Gutierrez, Stella Marlang, Marissa Thayer, Lory Matsumura and Cassie McNeal; brother Felimon; sisters Zosanta Formoso and Gertrudis Urayani; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

Herbert Sautia Watson Jr.
March 27, 2014
Herbert Sautia Watson Jr., 59, of Waianae died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Lotomua, brothers Ernest and Stanley, and sisters Sally, Aggie, Jeanette, Madeline and Burnise. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Waianae Baptist Church.

Norma Isabel Williams
March 17, 2014
Norma Isabel Williams, 71, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert and Shane Cullen; daughters Tina Green, Lisa Cullen, Kaui Benson and Dawn Ubando; brothers Roger Sr. and Kenneth Antonio Sr., and Roberth Heath; sisters Juliana Boteilho, Martha Cornelio and Susan Villanueva; and 18 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie first ward chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: woolseymortuary. com.






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