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Obituaries

For Friday, May 16, 2014


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Rowena Anne Ahakuelo
April 4, 2014
Rowena Anne Ahakuelo, 78, of Mililani died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kevin, Brian, Christian and Michael; daughters Aonani Ahakuelo-Chernisky and Maile Cavaco; sisters Loretta Sua and Marilyn McGuire; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Randall K. Apilando
May 6, 2014
Randall K. Apilando, 61, of Kaneohe died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Frances "Mikala"; mother Leimomi Jane; sons Randall Jr., Zachary, Jobi and Kaiola Apilando, and Shane Stallard; daughters Korina Acedo, Katrina and Charity Apilando, and Nalia Breedan; brothers Eric and Gabriel; sisters Francine Appleton, Valerie Risso and Lovelyn, Janice and Andrea Apilando; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 3-7 p.m. June 19 at Oahu Cemetery & Chapel. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

John Deane
May 4, 2014
John "Jim" Deane, 79, of Honolulu, a retired men's clothing salesman and numismatist, died. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by former wife Tamae Dean. Private services.

Geoffrey C. Gasmen
April 13, 2014
Geoffrey C. Gasmen, 43, of Waipahu, a Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa employee, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Marcita and sister Jeannette. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Bernard Israel Geller
March 22, 2014
Bernard Israel Geller, 94, of Honolulu, a retired certified public accountant, died in Avalon Care Center. He was born in Modesto, Calif. He is survived by daughters Corinne and Darice. Private services.

Jason Masaharu Hirasaki
May 2, 2014
Jason Masaharu Hirasaki, 61, of Pearl City, a journeyman electrician, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Aiko "Edna" and sister Evangeline F. Fujita. Private services.

Hazel Hisae Hoke
April 21, 2014
Hazel Hisae Hoke, 83, of Honolulu, a retired mortgage servicing manager at Bank of Hawaii's main office, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Darrel R., brother Darrell M. Oishi and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Julianne L. Holbron
April 29, 2014
Julianne L. Holbron, 57, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Fresno, Calif. She is survived by daughter Denise T. Yokota, mother Denise Warner, sister Eliane Tome and numerous grandchildren. No services. If there are any questions, call Estate Administrative Services at 550-0800.

Edith Hideko Iwata
May 5, 2014
Edith Hideko Iwata, 88, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. She was born in Pahoa. She is survived by sons Sanford, Gerald and Ross; brothers Yoshimi and Stanley Oishi; and five grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers or monetary offerings, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720.

Ruby Love Kanehailua
May 12, 2014
Ruby Love Kanehailua, 87, of Waianae, a retired school bus operator, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Charles; daughters Koleka, Ka'ipo and Pauline Kanehailua, and Lehua Margetak; brother Joseph Seipel; 28 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Harue Kaneshiro
May 6, 2014
Harue Kaneshiro, 88, of Aiea, a former Swift & Co. employee, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Jean Scruton, sister Tsuruko Ogino, five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Hiroshi Komori
April 12, 2014
Hiroshi Komori, 87, of Wahiawa, a retired supervisory general engineer for the Navy Submarine Base at Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by daughters Faye Kobashigawa and Susan Crowell; brother Sam; sisters Mildred Akimoto, Edna Kondo and Ethel Nakagawa; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

Darlene M. Kon
May 2, 2014
Darlene M. Kon, 63, of Kapolei died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harry; sons Edmund "Sparky" III and David Ferreira Sr.; daughters Cheryl Morales and Kanoelani Ferreira; brothers Fredrick "Cappy," Albert "Tuna," Virginio "VA" and Cornilius "Corney" Caminos, and Nazarene DeBuiar; sisters Judy Medeiros and Corinthia Ferreira; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Manuma'a Lauaki
April 25, 2014
Manuma'a Lauaki, 67, of Kahuku, a retired Polynesian Cultural Center artisan, died in Honolulu. She was born in Navutoka, Tonga. She is survived by husband Vakautapola "Uota"; sons Sione F., Viliami S., Sione T. and Lopeti; daughters Kalolaine K. Lauaki and Lolie S. Pauni; hanai sons Filipe and Siosaia Taufa; mother Sepi Mu'a; brothers Mala'efo'ou, Sio, Lisiate and Sani Mu'a; sisters Vika Fifita, Petulisa Topui, Sikita Fine and Melehifo, Silongo and Noliko Mu'a; and 38 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii North Stake. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Alvin Kwock Sun Leong
April 22, 2014
Alvin Kwock Sun "Dugan" Leong, 89, of Honolulu, a retired identification clerk at Oahu Community Correctional Center and for the state, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Craig; daughters Liane Murch, Donna Leong and Brenda Beadles; companion Shirley Atkin; brother Edmund; sister Eloise; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Rock 'n' roll send-off: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Private inurnment. Attire: happy colors. No flowers. For more information, visit kungkung.muchloved.com.

Gail Michaele Mason
April 25, 2014
Gail Michaele "Aunty Gail" Mason, 71, of Kailua, a massage therapist, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John W., daughter Tracey-Lynne Doucett, sister Lynn Howell-Sinnard, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services at noon. Inurnment: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Pastora Charita Rasquero
May 6, 2014
Pastora Charita Rasquero, 82, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Calbayog, Samar, Philippines. She is survived by sons Roland and Clifford, daughters Carol Rasquero and Lydia Caldwell, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Gertrude Nicolas Sales
April 13, 2014
Gertrude Nicolas Sales, 97, of Waialua died in Waialua. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Honorato "Onor" and William "Scalo"; daughters Elizabeth "Betty" Sales Robinson, Helen Albiar, Shirley McElreath, and Marilyn "Mel" and Norma Sales; 31 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 39 great-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Michael H.Y. Shibuya
April 22, 2014
Michael H.Y. Shibuya, 60, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by parents Henry and Betty. Private services.

Douglas Brian Waracka
May 8, 2014
Douglas Brian Waracka, 53, of Kaneohe, an electrical contractor, died in Kailua. He was born in San Fernando, Calif. He is survived by wife Laurielei, son Logan, daughters Amber and Jordyn, brother Scott and sister Terri Dyer. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church. Services: 5:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Ernest Edward Wilhite
May 6, 2014
Ernest Edward Wilhite, 83, of Honolulu, a retired custodian and an Air Force retiree, died in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Indiana. He is survived by wife Marion J., sons Alan and George, daughter Myrtle Rochioli, brothers Larry and Albert Horton, sisters Delia Certain and Agnes Horton, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Kahala. Services: 1:30 p.m. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.






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