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Obituaries

For Friday, April 25, 2014


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Geraldine Kehaulani Bolosan
April 13, 2014
Geraldine Kehaulani "Geri" Bolosan, 68, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Seraphine; son Sean; daughters Ronalynn Scull, Raelene and Raemi Bolosan, and Robyn Morimoto; sisters Norma "Miki" Alfonso and Yvette Leviston; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Ethel Matsue Date
April 15, 2014
Ethel Matsue Date, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Department of Education secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Calvin, Cary and Randall; daughter Julie Nakamura; sister Gladys Kadooka; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nuu-anu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Graveside inurnment to follow at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Rowland Yasuo Fujii
March 30, 2014
Rowland Yasuo Fujii, 67, of Waipahu, owner of RKF Enterprise Inc., also known as Rowlands Koa Factory, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Karen O., son Jared Serrano, daughters Michelle Fujii and Kristen Serrano, brother Allen, sister Lois Patterson and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Robert James Garces
March 25, 2014
Robert James Garces, 48, of Mililani, a retired Navy senior chief, will be remembered in private services. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chandra, son Robert J. and daughter Jaime M.

John Santos Garcia Jr.
April 14, 2014
John Santos Garcia Jr., 80, of Waipahu, a Fort Shafter retiree, died in Waipahu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Diane S.; sons Gregory, Garry, Derek and John; daughters Vanessa Nelson, Leslie Garcia-Furey and Jonalyn Garcia; brother Richard; sisters Rose Tavares and Lolita Leonard; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Roy John Gritter
April 10, 2014
Roy John Gritter, 84, of Honolulu, a retired IBM scientist, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Jean and daughters Suzanne, Marianne, Holly Ann, Lu Anne and Julianne. No services.

Shepherd Martin Jenks
March 26, 2014
Shepherd Martin Jenks, 87, of Benicia, Calif., an Episcopal Church deacon and a retired Navy captain, died in Martinez, Calif. He was born in Berkeley, Calif. He is survived by wife Nancy L., son Shepherd Jr., daughter Deborah J. Reichhold, three grandchildren and a stepgrandchild. Services to be held in Benicia. No flowers.

Kim Hia Lao
April 11, 2014
Kim Hia Lao, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in China. She is survived by four sons, eight daughters, two brothers, a sister and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 7 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Frederico Lopez
April 19, 2014
Frederico Lopez, 84, of Lihue, a retired Lihue Sugar Plantation stacker, died at home. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Ali Birtadaso, Garrick, Ronald and Joe Lopez, and Timothy and Wayne Laranio; daughters Martha Kaminski, Dolores Barry, Annie Rellin, Sheila Schmarje, Kathleen Christian, Carmela Cabacungan and Novella Laranio; brothers Elino and Richard "Tojo"; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Sueko Nishioka Marumoto
April 12, 2014
Sueko Nishioka Marumoto, 98, of Hilo, a retired homemaker, died. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Sidney and Garry, daughters Betsy Nakano and Myrna Klose, brother Tommy Nishioka, sister Yayoi Fujii, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Chiyoko Miyabara
April 15, 2014
Chiyoko Miyabara, 93, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse, died at home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Colin, daughter Lorayne Treschuk, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Nancy Kiyono Miyazono
Feb. 21, 2014
Nancy Kiyono Miyazono, 96, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Piihonua, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Melvin S. and Earl K., daughter Diane M. Nagao, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Kay Kimie Nishimura
April 3, 2014
Kay Kimie Nishimura, 90, of Honolulu, a retired First Hawaiian Bank clerk, died at home. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Cheryl T. Egami, Gwen Y. Obuchi and Wendy M. Hinaga; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Jacob Leonhart Oberholzer Jr.
April 14, 2014
Jacob Leonhart "Jack" Oberholzer Jr., 87, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Electric Co. manager, died at home. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Barbara, son Karl, daughters Kanani Oberholzer and Lani Twomey, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to USS Missouri, St. Francis Hospice or Punahou School.

Wolfgang Plamp
April 19, 2014
Wolfgang Plamp, 79, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired machine mechanic, died at home. He was born in East Germany. He is survived by wife Christine. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Catherine Church. Mass: 10 a.m.

Diane Lynn Quenon
April 12, 2014
Diane Lynn Quenon, 60, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a homemaker and a Navy veteran, died at home. She was born in Slayton Murray, Minn. She is survived by daughter Carrie Branco, sister Linda Johannes and four grandchildren. Private services.

Esmelinda Lucas Rabanal
May 31, 2014
Esmelinda Lucas Rabanal, also known as "Mely" and "Meling," 76, of Wahiawa, a Dole Pineapple Co. retiree, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Jofrey L. and Albert L. Rabanal, and Franklin Borromeo Jr.; daughter Lynette R. Borromeo; sister Flordelina Pollard; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Irene Gouveia Rapoza
April 13, 2014
Irene Gouveia Rapoza, 93, of Honokohau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honokohau. She is survived by son Clarence, daughters Barbara Bohenkamp and Julie Viloria, brothers George and Richard Gouveia, sister Rita Gouveia and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona or Kona Historical Society.

William D. Schellhammer
April 8, 2014
William D. Schellhammer, 66, of Aiea, a retired Navy master chief petty officer, died in Aiea. He was born in Coaldale, Pa. He is survived by daughter Jolynn Nicholson, mother Margaret and two grandchildren. Private services.

Janice Marie Stewart
Feb. 6, 2014
Janice Marie Stewart, 58, of Aiea, formerly of Norwalk, Calif., a data processing office clerk, died in Aiea. She was born in Lynwood, Calif. She is survived by husband Robert L. Jr., daughters Kelly Stewart and Elizabeth Hendrickson, sisters Jill Randels and Judi Jackson, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Chester Hiroki Toguchi
Feb. 28, 2014
Chester Hiroki "Chet" Toguchi, 76, of San Antonio, a retired elevator technician at St. Elizabeth Veterans Hospital in Washington, D.C., and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in San Antonio. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by brothers Thomas and Ken, and sister Judith. Private services.

Cleofe Turalva
April 12, 2014
Cleofe "Oping" Turalva, 90, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Balaoan, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by sons Sofronio and Tom, daughters Carmelita Benigno and Nelie Ibarra, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Noboru Uesugi
April 11, 2014
Noboru Uesugi, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired warehouseman at Self Service Supply Center at Schofield Barracks and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company E, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Waia-lua. He is survived by sister Winnie Hashino and caregiver and nephew Kenneth Uyesugi. Private services.

Dominga Cabigas Ventura
April 19, 2014
Dominga Cabigas "Inga" Ventura, 89, Keaau, Hawaii, a papaya packer at Puna Papaya in Keaau, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Alfredo, Norberto, Antonio, Melvyn, Delfin and Modesto; daughters Carlina Ramelb and Susan Andres; hanai son Orlando Montoto; sister Helen Acebo; 23 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

John Kenneth Wilson
April 10, 2014
John Kenneth Wilson, 65, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a truck driver and entrepreneur, died at home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by son Cameron, brother Gilbert, sister Merry Briseno and four grandchildren. No services.

Alfred J.Q. Wong
Jan. 2, 2014
Alfred J.Q. Wong, 95, of Honolulu, retired owner of Peerless Market, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Drs. Roger, Bert, Byron and Vernon; brothers Harry, Dr. Lawrence and Gordon; sisters Amy and Nellie Chang, and Catherine Chan; and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

Paul Koong Hoon Wong
April 6, 2014
Paul Koong Hoon Wong, 98, of Pearl City, a retired Kometani Realty real estate agent and co-owner of GKW Electronics in Lahaina, died in Waipahu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Arnold and Harrison; daughters Sister Pauline Therese and Kathleen Wong; brothers Anthony, James and Kenneth; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

William Yangson
April 17, 2014
William "Bill" Yangson, 82, of Honolulu, a self-employed ceramic tile contractor, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Elsie A., sons Rodney A. and William P., daughter Cheryl A., sister Lillian Alpiche, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church, 830 Main St., Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Norman Wai On Yee
March 6, 2014
Norman Wai On Yee, 80, of Hilo, a retired electrical engineer at Hughes Aircraft Co. in Los Angeles, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Kona. He is survived by mother Sam Choy "Amoi" and sisters Carol Jeong, Marion Leighton, Geraldine Fulton and Myrna Yee. Private services. No flowers. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations suggested to a charity of your choice.

Anthony Yorong
March 10, 2014
Anthony Yorong, 57, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Clair; son Akoni Tenorio; daughters Jazmin Twining and Ava Oasay; a stepson; three stepdaughters; father Lorenzo; stepmother Barbara; twin brother Timothy; brother Lorenzo Jr.; sisters Darlene Rhodes, Kathleen Yorong and Kiana Jodel; and eight grandchildren. Services held in Las Vegas. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date in Honolulu.

Marcelino Larot Yorong
March 22, 2014
Marcelino Larot "Dodong" Yorong, 82, of Aiea, a retired aircraft mechanic at Hickam Air Force Base and an Air Force veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Julia B.; son Marcel; daughters Brendalynn Torado and Anita "Lala" Manubag; brothers Lorenzo, Julian and Stanley; sister Cynthia Dean; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Walter Zaszczurynski
April 11, 2014
Walter Zaszczurynski, 77, of Kailua-Kona, a self-employed worker and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Michigan. He is survived by wife Sharon Smockhoffmann, sons Mark and Robert, brothers Stanley and Henry, and five grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Marvin Kealoha Zoller
April 17, 2014
Marvin Kealoha Zoller, 80, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. Services pending. Call Oahu Cemetery & Crematory for more information. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.






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