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Obituaries

For Friday, April 11, 2014


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Leilani Virginia Alama
April 4, 2014
Leilani Virginia Alama, also known as "Auntie Lei" and "Rara," 88, of Honolulu, a kumu hula, will be remembered in services 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. She died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Puanani. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

Esther Palijo Apelin
March 19, 2014
Esther Palijo Apelin, 83, of Honolulu will be remembered in services 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. She died in Honolulu. She was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Eulogio "Ely" Jr. and Edmund R., brother Wally Palijo, sister Cita Palijo-Bueno and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Barbara K. Bird
March 25, 2014
Barbara K. Bird, 92, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii researcher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Gisborne, New Zealand. She is survived by sister Carol Stedman. Private services.

Susan Antoinette Dietrich
April 2, 2014
Susan Antoinette Dietrich, 95, of Kailua-Kona, a piano teacher, died at home. She was born in Lompoc, Calif. She is survived by husband Robert, son Michael Godden, daughters Virginia Madison and Janet Cariss, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. No services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

Arlene M. Dvorak
April 2, 2014
Arlene M. Dvorak, 89, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Omaha, Neb. She is survived by sons Steve and Douglas Johnson, daughter Janet Roberts, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Omaha. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Milan L. Fleming
March 28, 2014
Milan L. Fleming, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Wells Fargo financial adviser and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Tilden, Neb. He is survived by wife Lillian Y.; son Bryan L.; daughters Lynnette L. Rodrigues, Cheryle G. Furuya, Noele L. Kanemoto and Roxanne C. Fleming; brother Eldon; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Norman Akira Inouye
April 6, 2014
Norman Akira Inouye, 68, of Kaneohe, a retired KHI Builders carpenter, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kathy L., son Russ L.S., daughters Kelly R. Carson and Nikki E. Kaneshiro, brothers Kenneth "Butch" Inouye and Arnold Kala, sister Susan Montoya and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Benjamin V. Jasmin
March 11, 2014
Benjamin V. Jasmin, 70, of Honolulu, a retired United Parcel Service truck driver, Kailua and Waimanalo routes, and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Flora J.; sons Alan and Chad; daughter Shariemar Iaea; brothers Franklin and Hemingway; sisters Lolita "Nani" Vidaurri, Jane Galase and Joy Tolentino; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Kerwin Makaokalani Kahalekulu
March 24, 2014
Kerwin Makaokalani Kahalekulu, 54, of Waianae, an auto mechanic, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kerwin M. Jr.; daughter Kerwynn P.; stepdaughters Kauilani M. Cambra and Mahealani K. Adric; brothers Alfred K. Jr., Keith M. and Kaplan K.; sister Fredlynn L.U. Olivar; and a grandchild. Private services.

Kitiona Asaua Luau
Feb. 17, 2014
Kitiona Asaua Luau, 54, of Waipahu, a former BTS Transfer Services truck driver, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Alofa; sons Kitiona Jr., Andrew T., Anthony F. and Kenneth A. Luau, and Jordan L. Fuamatu; daughters Va L. Vaimauga, Andrea P.L. Igafo, Kenysha T.L. Tuuamalemalo and Anthonette K.A. Luau; brother Fatailefua A.; sisters Emi T. Tinai and Loimata L. Pese; and eight grandchildren. Services held. Additional information for an obituary published March 9.

Albert Cheong Lum
March 28, 2014
Albert Cheong Lum, 90, of Honolulu, a load master at Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Wilfred, Calvin and Melvin; and sisters Betty Tomiyasu, Beatrice Wu and Audrey Mato. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

Laka Morton
March 22, 2014
Laka Morton, 67, of Volcano, Hawaii, an artist, historian and Hawaiian rights activist, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai sister Leonelle A. Akana. Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

Roy Kiyonori Nishikawa
April 7, 2014
Roy Kiyonori "Roy the Barber" Nishikawa, 69, of Kailua, a self-employed barber and an Army veteran, died in Palolo Chinese Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Tomeo and Yaeno, and brother Wayne. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Dorothy Yukiko Nitta
March 31, 2014
Dorothy Yukiko Nitta, 96, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by daughter Judith Nakamura, brother Yoshitaka Wakabayashi, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Dorothy Marie Putnam
March 25, 2014
Dorothy Marie Putnam, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by daughter April. Private services.

Jared Joseph Robello
April 7, 2014
Jared Joseph Robello, 23, of Kula, Maui, a Hi-Tec retail clerk, will be remembered in services 8 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Arnold and Donna, sister Lacy Varner and grandparents Howard and Josephine Robello, and Pauline Lee. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Private burial. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Kenneth Wayne Rodby
April 5, 2014
Kenneth Wayne "Kenny" Rodby, 78, of Kailua, an assistant herdsman and a Navy veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Virginia, Minn. He is survived by wife Audrey; sons Craig and Lance; daughters Toni Neale, Becky Case and Tonya Hayden; stepdaughters Uilani Perez and Pua Kaiwi; brother Gordon; 21 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Miles Mikio Suehisa
April 4, 2014
Miles Mikio Suehisa, 64, of Honolulu, a construction superintendent, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wilma, sons Kevin Suehisa and Clint Ueatari, daughters Cindy and Joey, brothers Wayne and Gary, sister Irene Nagahara and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sarah L. Takatani
March 21, 2014
Sarah L. Takatani, 87, of Kahului, a retired Intercontinental Hotel Maui housekeeper, died in Hale Makua Wailuku. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Hervey and Leslie; daughters Jeannie Akiyama, Naomi Nieto, Margaret Murakami and Gay Kaopuiki; sister Mabel Jaentsch; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamura-mortuary.com.

Richard Tamashiro
March 31, 2014
Richard "Sonny" Tamashiro, 66, of Honolulu, a commercial fisherman, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elaine, son Sean, daughter Kris, father Seihan, brother Ray, sisters Karen Sumida and Laura Mizumoto, and two grandchildren. Private services.

George Hideo Tanouye
March 18, 2014
George Hideo Tanouye, 84, of Hono-lulu, a retired driver and sales employee for Foremost Dairies and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Betty Tatsue Tokunaga
March 21, 2014
Betty Tatsue Tokunaga, 89, of Honolulu, a retired kitchen helper at YMCA on Richards Street, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by numerous nieces and grandnieces. Private services.

Richard Tsugimi Uwono
March 23, 2014
Richard Tsugimi Uwono, 90, of Aiea, a retired Air Force computer analyst and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. He was born in South Hilo. He is survived by wife Edith Y., daughter Gail Maruyama and a grandchild. Private services.

Carmen Rodrigues Vehemente
March 24, 2014
Carmen Rodrigues Vehemente, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Delfin Jr. and Dale Vehemente, and Clement Rodrigues; daughters Caroline, Linda and Janet Vehemente, Ophelia Stringfield and Carmen Tejada; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Clara C.H. Sunahara Wataoka
March 22, 2014
Clara C.H. Sunahara Wataoka, 86, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Duncan Sunahara, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Corinthians Halelu Wong
Feb. 18, 2014
Corinthians Halelu Wong, 51, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gilbert Egami Jr., numerous hanai sons and hanai daughters, brother Joseph and sisters BettyLou Baldomero, Carrielily Laimana and Ruth Naomi and Malawaina Wong. Services to be announced at a later date.

Richard Toshiyuki Yoneyama
March 25, 2014
Richard Toshiyuki Yoneyama, 78, of Hono-lulu, a retired Army personnel officer and veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Arlene S., son Vern L., daughter Julie L., brother Donald and sisters Patsy Higa and Karen Mitobe. Private services.






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