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Obituaries

For Monday, April 21, 2014


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Marciel Torres Celebrado
April 8, 2014
Marciel Torres Celebrado, 92, of Kahului, a retired rigger at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Waikapu, Maui. He is survived by son Gary McIlrath, daughter Gay Ann, stepson Lloyd Yukawa, brother Santiago Magallanes, sister Julita Kaiama, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Beverly Ann Kamomiala Chu
March 15, 2014
Beverly Ann Kamomiala Chu, 71, of Hilo, a retired teacher at Pahoa High School and Hilo Intermediate School, died in Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in Kona. She is survived by husband Ronald S.P. "Singie"; son Wyllis; daughters Ronnette Chu and Shawn Chu-Quinn; brothers Calvin, Stan, Milton, Wendell and Dale Oka, and Sam and Lino Kamakau; sister Olalani Kamakau; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Malia Puka 'o Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Carmelita Milleza Depaynos
March 25, 2014
Carmelita Milleza Depaynos, 66, of Waipahu, a retired surgical technician from the former St. Francis Medical Center in Liliha, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pasig, Philippines. She is survived by husband Lorenzo Sr., son Lorenzo Jr., daughter Charmaine Depaynos-Mayo, sister Victoriana Garcia and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu. Program: 10 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Araceli Escanilla Gamil
April 6, 2014
Araceli Escanilla Gamil, 91, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Sorsogon, Philippines. She is survived by sons Robert, Danilo, Walter Jr., William, Ernesto, Cesar and Manuel; daughters Bella Boucher, Ermillilla "Ermy" and Araceli "Arra" Gamil, Angelita Rivera and Jane Parcyra; sister Fren Agustin; 41 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial to be held in the Philippines. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sonny Gonzaga Sr.
March 21, 2014
Sonny Gonzaga Sr., 65, of Waipahu, a retired Boys & Girls Club athletic director and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Clara; sons Sonny Jr. and Justin; daughters Frances Murakami, Glenda Ing and Sonya Gonzaga; sisters Jo Frank and Jane Leonard; mother Adelina Gonzaga; three grandchildren; and six hanai children. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1408-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Robert Alan Green
April 4, 2014
Robert Alan "Bob" Green, 58, of Wahiawa, a retired Marine, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy A.; son Matthew; daughters Angela Carter and Megan, Michelle, Aubrianna and Morgan Green; mother Rose; brothers George, Ronald and Nathan; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Karl B. Hagen
April 12, 2014
Karl B. Hagen, 61, of Issaquah, Wash., and Wailea, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by wife Robin, daughters Ariel and Michaela, mother Catherine and sister Karin Schauer. Private services. Donations suggested to the Maui Humane Society. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Mary Ann Leilani Kekua
April 11, 2014
Mary Ann Leilani Kekua, 75, of Honolulu, a retired employee of the Queen's Medical Center Imaging Department, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Patrick, David, Peter and Mark; daughter Donna Kekauoha; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Buster Mitsuaki Komori
April 4, 2014
Buster Mitsuaki Komori, 89, of Honolulu, a chief executive officer of Buster's Repair Services and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Jared and David; daughters Leslie Silva and Charlene Dunlap; brother Fam; sisters Mildred Akimoto, Edna Kondo and Ethel Nakagawa; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a hanai great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Viola M. Kuhlmann
April 1, 2014
Viola M. "Vida" Kuhlmann, 92, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Archibald P. Jr. and Henry "Hardy" Akau, and James, Robert and Thomas Kuhlmann; daughters Eva and Yvonne Kuhlmann; brother Henry Maile; sister Jean Luning; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Eulogy: 9:30 a.m. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Hillcrest section. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Masao Kurosu
April 3, 2014
Masao Kurosu, 86, of Honolulu, a retired financial planner, died at home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Gladys H.; son Craig S.; daughters Jan M. Narikawa and Kathy Y. Tanaka; sisters Chiyo Kato, Doris Yamane and Hanako Nakagawa; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sanford J. Langa
April 10, 2014
Sanford J. Langa, 84, of Kahului, a lawyer and partner at Poelman & Langa in Wailuku, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by brother John M. and sister Lynne Story. Services: 2 p.m. May 18 at Pookela Church, Makawao, Maui. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Albert Y.F. Leong
April 8, 2014
Albert Y.F. Leong, 80, of San Mateo, Calif., a retired Matson Navigation Co. purchasing agent and a Navy veteran, died in California. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean T.; son Michael; daughter Allison; sisters Lena and Mildred Leong, and Elsie Low; and a grandchild. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Yaeko Lopes
April 9, 2014
Yaeko "Jane" Lopes, 89, of Honolulu, formerly of Ewa Beach, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Edwin R. and a grandchild. Private services.

Edna Sayoko Nagatoshi
March 28, 2014
Edna Sayoko Nagatoshi, 86, of Kaneohe, a Hawaii Painting & Wall Covering office clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Dean M. and Brian I., sister Alice Noji and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Private inurnment. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Jeannette Mikiye Nishikawa
March 29, 2014
Jeannette Mikiye Nishikawa, 83, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Earl K., daughter Gayle T., brother Leonard and Lionel Nagata, sister Violet Najita and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Eugene Pacheco
March 29, 2014
Eugene "Captain" Pacheco, 82, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Co. employee and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Helen, son Tracy, daughters Debra Tajon and Sharie Pacheco-Enovejas, sister Agnes, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Family Christian Center in Hilo, 168 Holomua St. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jena Ebanez Pacyao
April 10, 2014
Jena Ebanez Pacyao, 65, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Claudio "Joe" Pacyao Jr.; daughters Claudine Jurkovic and Leizelsweedia "Lei" Rowan; brother Magdolino Ibanes; sisters Celerine Lumanlan, Margaretha Burns, Julia Rances, Patricia Gonsalves, Palabia "Laly" Ebanez and Aurelia, Maria and Amada Ibanes; and eight grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church on Puuhale Road. Parking entrance on Eluwene Street.

Loraine W. Purdy
March 24, 2014
Loraine W. Purdy, 70, of Kapolei, a retired Napoleon's Bakery Plant production worker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Johnathan K. and Andrew A. Jr.; daughters Andrea P., Laurie M. and Adrienne L. Purdy, and Louise K. Perreira; brother Richard Polelia; sisters Melicia Carreira and Haleiwa Kalau; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Program: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

John Roy Smith Sr.
March 31, 2014
John Roy Smith Sr., 67, of Waianae, a commercial fisherman and mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys N.; sons John Jr., Mark and Matt; brother Jeffrey Smith; sisters Carol Marrero, Lucy Parker and Marie Wessel; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Roy L. Terry
April 10, 2014
Roy L. Terry, 72, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired school bus driver, trainer and mechanic, as well as an owner and dump truck driver for Terry's Specialty Hauling in Keaau, died in Hospice of Hilo's Pohai Malama Facility. He was born in Teton, Idaho. He is survived by wife Bonnie; sons Roger, David, Jason and Duane; stepsons Stephen and David Barnes; daughter Julie Gustin; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. No services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720.

Grace Kiyabu Toyofuku
March 31, 2014
Grace Kiyabu Toyofuku, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Finance Insurance accounting clerk, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Thomas; daughters Corinne Daido; brother Fred Kiyabu; sisters Sadako Oda, Mildred Dessauer, Doris Bickel and Geraldine Texeira; and a grandchild. Private services.

Margaret Jane Vandenbergh
April 10, 2014
Margaret Jane Vandenbergh, 91, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Baltimore. She is survived by sons Mark and Scot, daughter Meryl Houlton, sister Henrietta Killam, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Calvin Goro Wakai
March 15, 2014
Calvin Goro Wakai, 86, of Honolulu, a retired vice president bank manager for Bank of Hawaii in Wahiawa, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. He is survived by son Glenn; daughter Dawn Hussey-Riggs; brothers Masayoshi, Theodore and Collidge; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Makiki Christian Church. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Lucy Lee Warren
April 13, 2014
Lucy Lee Warren, 70, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Adam, daughter Angela Enos, stepbrothers Robert and Charles Kaulukukui, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire.

Kenneth Raymond Wicker
March 24, 2014
Kenneth Raymond "Ken" Wicker, 68, of Haleiwa, a retired Honolulu Fire Department firefighter at the Kahuku Fire Station, died in Haleiwa. He was born in Lakeland, Fla. He is survived by wife Johnette Ann; sons Matthew Chock and Dane and Nicholas Wicker; daughters Heather Wicker-Clark and Kanoelani Wicker; sisters Marja Wicker-Kaufman and Sharman Wicker-Schubert; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wicker Residence, 59-660 Pupukea Road, Haleiwa. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Charles Toy Sang Yee
March 27, 2014
Charles Toy Sang Yee, also known as "Handsome Charlie," "Uncle Tiger" and "The Lock Doctor," 92, of Honolulu, a retired owner and proprietor of The Lock Doctor as well as a Navy veteran who served during World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by son Franklin; daughters Melissa and Blossom Yee, and Mei-Ling Spearing; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.






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