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Obituaries

For Saturday, April 26, 2014


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Elsie O. Almeida
April 15, 2014
Elsie O. Almeida, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Flamingo Chuckwagon waitress, died on Maui. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Robert, daughter Charlotte Tamashiro, brothers Peter and David Gibo, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.

Constance Assum
April 23, 2014
Constance "Connie" Assum, 87, of Hauula died in Hauula. She was born in Bellevue, Ky. She is survived by sons James T., David P. and Ronald R.; daughter Laura K. Assum-Dahleen; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

Gail Koon Fong Au
April 10, 2014
Gail Koon Fong Au, 65, of Honolulu, owner of the McCully Union 76 service station and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace, sons Greg K.F. Au and Charles P. Tomas, daughters Gina Au Tomas and Lani Au, and four grandchildren. Services pending.

Jean Yachiyo Soma Baba
March 22, 2014
Jean Yachiyo Soma Baba, 76, of Honolulu, retired owner of Ja Yachi Beauty Salon, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Thomas "Kaz," son Thomas Keigo, brother Ronald Soma, sister Shirley S. Raymond and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. May 3 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Christopher Bartow
April 16, 2014
Christopher "Chrip" Bartow, 48, of Ewa Beach, a hypnotherapist and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by wife Alexandra, sons Micheal and Robert, daughter Hannah, father Phillip, mother Deborah Hughes, brother Jules and sister Sarah. Private services.

Ida Jane Keliiokalani Chun
March 17, 2014
The Rev. Ida Jane Keliiokalani Chun, 91, of Honolulu, retired Kalihi Waena Elementary School, educator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Raymond K., Riley L. and Rodney K.; daughters Myrna M.K. Chun, Charlene P. Hayashi, Kaylene P. Rodrigues and Midgie K. Taira; sister Katherine Leilani Hanapi; 26 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. May 3 at the mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Maximiniano Esperanza Eala
April 10, 2014
Maximiniano Esperanza Eala, 76, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired groundskeeper for Westin Kauai and Kiahuna Plantation, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Jonald; daughters Connie Vidal, Natividad Espejo, Josephine Segismundo and Gemma Copperfield; brothers Rojelio, Epifanio and Lucrecio; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren Visitation: 6 p.m. May 7 at Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue. Rosary: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. May 8 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Yoshiko M. Ebesu
April 16, 2014
Yoshiko M. "Margaret" Ebesu, 94, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, retired proprietress of Pacific Products Co. in Honolulu, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in California. She is survived by son Robert Jr., daughters Carolyn Sewake and Lei Ann Onishi, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Gary Michael Fontes
March 30, 2014
Gary Michael Fontes, 33, of Kaaawa, a driver for HFM FoodService, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jahziah K.T. and Zahfiyah N.K., daughter Zionna K.M., parents William C. Fontes Jr. and Lori E. Gomes, brothers Jonathan D. Fontes and Jack C. Foltz, sisters Melissa L.L. Gomes-Tulua and Garnette Marlang, and grandmothers Miriam J. Foltz, Diane Gomes and Elena Marlang. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 3 at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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 Jarred 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

Claudia Mary Garcia
April 19, 2014
Claudia Mary "Cookie" Garcia, 60, of Waipahu died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Thomas Grodosic; sons Richard Baker and Louis Neri; daughter Mercedes Gutierrez; brothers Billy, Albert, Fernando and Robert Garcia, and Anthony Dominguez; sister Marina Dominguez; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Sunday at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

Robertha Ualani Perkins Garcia
April 14, 2014
Robertha Ualani Perkins Garcia, 78, of Kaneohe, a stenographer and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Peter V. Jr.; daughters Vanessa M. Barlan, Veronica M.G. Nakamura and Vivian M. Garcia; brothers Levi M. Jr. and Albert J.K. Perkins III; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Mary Frances Horgan Hanna
April 12, 2014
Mary Frances Horgan Hanna, 89, of Kailua, a clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephews Daniel Horgan and Robert Mounts. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Masashi Hatada
April 13, 2014
Masashi "Porky" Hatada, 88, of Hilo, co-owner of Hatada and Robert's Bakeries, and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Tokiko; sons Wendell, Darrell, Curtis and Derrick; brothers Shunichi, Kengo and George; and sister Betty Hirota. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nancy Hisayo Higa
April 10, 2014
Nancy Hisayo Higa, 93, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. She is survived by sons Alvin, Glenn, Earl and Darrel; brothers Kenyu, Kenso and Morio Tokuda; sisters Yae Higa and Kiyo Matsuzaki; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Lisa Jean Hindemith
April 10, 2014
Lisa Jean Hindemith, 57, of Kapolei died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Betty Lou, brothers Jesse and Eric, sister Diane Barnard and caregivers Walter and Lilian Macaraig. Private services.

Yuriko N. Horiuchi
April 21, 2014
Yuriko N. Horiuchi, 81, of Kailua-Kona, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Glen; daughters Terri, Sheri, Myrna and Keni Horiuchi, and Dawna Gomes; and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. May 18 at Old Kona Airport, big pavilion.

Ferris Wayne Hough
April 2, 2014
Ferris Wayne Hough, 90, of Kailua, a pastor and a child and family services psychologist, died at home. He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. He is survived by wife Carol L.; son Jeffrey Price; daughters Carol, Sharon and Marty; sister Jean Hutstetler; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Steven Shigeru Itokazu
April 10, 2014
Steven Shigeru "Peter" Itokazu, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery welder and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Jane F., daughter Stephanie and brothers Raymond Itokazu and Shinsuke Tengan. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Patricia Ann Jiminez
April 8, 2014
Patricia Ann "Caires" Jiminez, 79, of Lima, Peru, a professional hula dancer, cowgirl, actress and stuntwoman, died in Lima. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Rafael; son James K. "Kimo" Miranda; daughters Annette "Alapa'i" Coloma and Traci Miranda; brothers Ray Lundgren and Edward Mears; sisters Kathryn Mears, Angie Costa and Charlene "Cha" Thompson; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Queen Liliuokalani Center, Waimanalo. Services: 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Makapuu Beach. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Minnie Halekulani Elderts Kaawaloa
April 10, 2014
The Rev. Minnie Halekulani Elderts Kaawaloa, 91, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired cultural demonstrator and interpreter at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, minister at Kamauloa o ka Malamalama Hoomana Naauao Church and an intern and cultural specialist for the Smithsonian Institution, died at home. She was born in Kaiakea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons William K., Lionel, Jesse, Stanley and Jerry Kaawaloa, and Herbert Elderts; daughters Leilani Ring, Mary Jane Kamoku, Gladys Miller, and Piilani and Jerilyn Kaawaloa; brother Matthew Elderts; sister Eleanor Evangelista; 28 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and 31 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Betty Tomiko Koga
April 14, 2014
Betty Tomiko Koga, 100, of Honolulu, a retired Carol & Mary seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by son Donald N., daughter Carol Ann Wong, brother Thomas Nikaido and four grandchildren. Private services.

Oi Kwan Lee
April 12, 2014
Oi Kwan Lee, 94, of Honolulu, a seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Kin Ying, Wilson and Andrew; daughters Yuk Zin Lum and Faye Lam; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Ping Xiao Li
April 13, 2014
Ping Xiao Li, 66, of Honolulu, a retired Look Funn Factory cook, died at home. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Jun Liang; son Si Ming Gao; daughter Wendy Gao Lee; brothers Fu Lai, Fu Qiu and Fu Zhan; sisters Ping Cai, Ping Duo and Yang Jing; and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. May 3 at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Elizabeth Jane Magee
April 6, 2014
Elizabeth Jane Magee, 83, of Oahu, a homemaker, died on Oahu. She was born in Kaimuki. She is survived by sons John, Michael and Lyman; daughters Karen O'Conner and Catherine Magee, sister Hazel Pimental, companion George Baker and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua. Donations suggested to the Autism Society.

Rosie C. Marciel
March 14, 2014
Rosie C. Marciel, 55, of Waianae died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by the Marciel family from Hana, Maui, and the Sakai family from Aiea. Private services.

Thomas Randy McClintock
April 17, 2014
Thomas Randy McClintock, 62, of Honolulu, owner of Professional Fire Systems and a Navy veteran, died in Tijuana, Mexico. He was born in Fresno, Calif. He is survived by wife Barbara, mother DeAlva Libby, brother Larry, sister Bonnie and half brother Lonnie Patterson. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes at a later date. No flowers. Donations for medical expenses may be sent to American Savings Bank, Thomas McClintock 3589.

Thomas Owen McCrea
April 15, 2014
Thomas Owen McCrea, 67, of Waipahu, a URS Corp. electrician and a Navy veteran, died in the Veterans Administration Community Living Center. He was born in Union City, Pa. He is survived by wife Annie, mother Elisabeth Whitney, brothers Dale and Rodney, and sisters Teresa Stempin, Mary Kumukau, Terry Calio, Bonny Bannister, Tammy Suzuki, Patricia McCrea Smith and Rose and Christine Whitney. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. May 3 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. May 9 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Benjamina Gateb Melchor
March 31, 2014
Benjamina Gateb "Mina" Melchor, 85, of Waipahu, a retired cashier and hostess for Kazama Enterprises, also known as Kabuki Restaurants, and a seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Jose Jr., Al, Ben, Claro and Noel; daughter Pearl; brother Romeo Gateb; sisters Leonarda G. Lorenzana, Laurentina G. Daluyen, Edelma B. Gateb and Evangeline G. Foster; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Donalee Leona Miller
April 20, 2014
Donalee Leona Miller, 89, of Kailua, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Junction City, Kan. She is survived by daughters Barbara Rusling and Nancy Azeri, brother Clyde "Buzzy" Ross Jr., sister Jill Walker, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project or Shriners Hospitals for Children.

George Tsutomu Miyake
April 16, 2014
George Tsutomu Miyake, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired Federal Aviation Administration electronic engineer and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by sons Leighton and Alan, daughter Ann Mahi, brother Riyoichi "Roy" and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. May 5 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Ray Masato Muneoka
April 11, 2014
Ray Masato Muneoka, 65, of Honolulu, a retired construction laborer and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Terry A. Tajiri-Muneoka, sons Kamaka Y. and Lee, daughters Kiana L. and Shareyn, stepson Garet Maemoto, stepdaughters Dana A.H. and Randee H. Chang, and brother Carl M. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Imelda Eulalia Afaga Navarro
April 16, 2014
Imelda Eulalia Afaga Navarro, 49, of Kailua-Kona, an Ohana Casual Wear cashier, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Felipe Jr., daughters Rose Mhel and Joanna Camille Afaga, parents Mariano and Pacita Afaga, brothers Mariano Jr. and Jesus Afaga, and sisters Vangieh Ramos and Ovelia Carnate. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Honokohau Industrial Park. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. May 3 at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Reed Olaso
April 13, 2014
Reed Olaso, 54, of Kailua, athletic director at Le Jardin Academy, will be remembered in services 3 p.m. May 24 at Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School. He died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Suzanne M.; son Eric K.; daughters Nikki, Kea-Marie and Alexa; mother Moana; sisters Luana Gibson and Tani O. Rodrigues; and nine grandchildren. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Mac Pataray
March 25, 2014
Mac Pataray, 73, of Aiea, a retired Hawaiian Tel cable maintenance supervisor, died in Aiea. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife Cynthia "Cindy" Sarajina Pataray; sons Gerard, Marc and Todd Pataray, and Daniel, Darren and Dean Sarajina; daughter Danette Sarajina; brother Benjamin; sisters Caridad Ragasa, Lenora Ramos and Juanita Ballungay; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Katherine Kikue Sadoyama
April 20, 2014
Katherine Kikue Sadoyama, 92, of Kaneohe, a preschool director, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by son Wayne Y., daughters Ruth M. Bringas and Karen Y. Llarenas, sisters Grace and Alice Miyaoka, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Winifred Jean Van Doren
April 18, 2014
Winifred Jean Van Doren, 94, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired high school English teacher and a homemaker, died at home. She was born in England. She is survived by son Mark, daughters Anna Van Doren and Mary Boyle, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No services.

Sheryl Lee Wilson
April 16, 2014
Sheryl Lee Wilson, 55, of Mountain View, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Denver. She is survived by son Erick Sprague; father Bill; sisters Rosilyn, Valerie and Jennifer; companion Charles Johnson; and a grandchild. Private services.

Masanobu Yagi
Feb. 15, 2014
Masanobu Yagi, 91, of Hilo, a retired Waldron distributor and an Army veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Jennifer, son Lawrence N., daughters Shirley F. Yamashita and Gloria N. Carlile, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

Kevin Kazuo Yoshiyama
April 22, 2014
Kevin Kazuo Yoshiyama, 29, of Hilo, an assistant program manager for Hui Ola na Oiwi, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents Patrick and Lois, and sisters Karla Yamanoha and Marcia Yoshiyama. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Casual attire.






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