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Obituaries

For Wednesday, May 21, 2014


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Enrico Castillo Arce
April 22, 2014
Enrico Castillo Arce, 88, of Ewa Beach, a retiree from the federal government at Naval Magazine Lualualei, West Loch, died in Aiea. He was born in Lallo, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by sons Norman and Daniel, daughters Bernadette Mores and Leona A. Costa, brother Manuel, sister Fe A. Viole, 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Sheldon Ka‘uaua Toshimi Branch
April 26, 2014
Sheldon Ka‘uaua Toshimi Branch, 29, of Honolulu will be remembered in services 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kimberly M.C., mother Susan Branch Bertram and brother William. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Casual or basketball attire.

William Howard Cross
April 29, 2014
William Howard "Billy" Cross, 62, of Kailua, a retired pipe fitter at Watts Construction, Delta Construction and Kiewit Construction, and an Army veteran, died. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by fiancee Geraldine "Gerry" Elaban; son William H. II; daughters Roxanne Cross, and Kristina, Gina and Elizabeth Larrison; hanai daughter Chrissie Gohier; brothers Patrick "Butch" Cross, Walter Holau and James McCumber; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday at Kahaluu Beach Park. Private scattering of ashes. Beach attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

Alfredo DeFabian
May 15, 2014
Alfredo "Pedong" DeFabian, 88, of Kaumakani, Kauai, an Army veteran who served in World War II and a retired Olokele Sugar Co. drip irrigator, died at home. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Benita B.; son Darren; brother Marcellino; sisters Magdalena Quirido, Laurentzia Garania, Leonora Carveiro and Patricia Reyes; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe.

Regino Araos Espiritu
April 12, 2014
Regino Araos Espiritu, 77, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Zenaida P., son Edgar P., daughter Chris P., brothers Teddy and Antonio A., and sisters Jovita E. Castro and Carmen A. Espiritu-Igawa. Private services.

Vance Kamehameha Fawcett
April 23, 2014
Vance Kamehameha Fawcett, 60, of Kawaihae, Hawaii, a real estate broker at Hoaka Real Estate, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Penelope O'Toole, brothers Anthony and Gerald, and sister Denby. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hokuloa United Church of Christ, Puako, Hawaii. Reception and celebration of life to follow. Incorrect information in an obituary published May 13.

Hazel Amelia Henry
May 6, 2014
Hazel Amelia Henry, infant daughter of Jeffrey and Diane of Waianae, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Jean Yaeko Imai
April 21, 2014
Jean Yaeko Imai, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii cash management department supervisor, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Joseph T., sons Brian T. and Reid T., brother Wallace Kohashikawa and sisters Irene and Rose Kohashikawa, and Amy Morita. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Elvira Paez Kamekona
May 14, 2014
Elvira Paez "Vera" Kamekona, 76, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired bilingual teacher, died at home. She was born in El Paso, Texas. She is survived by sons Henry III and Armando "Kona," daughter Dora "Lynny Girl" Wheatley, sisters Angie Harbison and Emilia "Memy" McDermont, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Friday at Thy Word Ministries Faith Center, Hilo. Flowers may be sent to 13-748 Leilani Ave., Pahoa, HI 96778.

Rowena Kaleimomi Kaulia
April 24, 2014
Rowena Kaleimomi Kaulia, 75, of Kapolei, a salesperson, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Abraham "Cane" and Keith Kaulia, Edwin Kansana, Joseph Yaw and Michael Chow; daughters Abralene Chow, Abrajean Yaw and Jamie Kaulia; sister Elizabeth P. Ana; 19 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3-8 p.m. May 31 at Keaau Beach Park, 83-602 Farrington Highway, Waianae. Updated information for an obituary published May 1.

Edward Robinson Macomber Jr.
May 16, 2014
Edward Robinson "Mac" Macomber Jr., 67, of Mililani, a Pacific Aviation Museum multimedia coordinator, died at home. He was born in New York. He is survived by son Edward R. III, hanai son Brenson Hanna, hanai daughter Wendy Watanabe, sister Molly Macomber-Burton and a grandchild. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Garden of Light section.

Benjamin Comawas Mahilum
May 10, 2014
Benjamin Comawas Mahilum, 82, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired soil science professor at the University of Hawaii and various universities in the Philippines, died at home. He was born in Calatrava, Negros Occidental, Philippines. He is survived by wife Paulita; sons David, Lyman, Jorge and Don; daughters Lourdes Nadala and Junever Mahilum-West; and 20 grandchildren. Private services. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 1213, Honokaa, HI 96727.

Joyo Ogawa
May 18, 2014
Joyo Ogawa, 77, of Honolulu, a retired bishop at Nichiren Mission of Hawaii, died in Honolulu. He was born in Gifu, Japan. He is survived by wife Yasuko, son Kenji, daughter Yoshiko G. Smallman, brothers Hisashi and Joko, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Nichiren Mission of Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nita Lin Peralta
April 16, 2014
Nita Lin Peralta, 50, of Ewa Beach died at home. She was born in San Diego. She is survived by husband George; sons Aaron Manuel, and Keoki, Jordan and Desmond Peralta; daughter Precious Manuel; parents Juanita and Lorus Nelson; brothers Glin and Stan Nelson; sister Janet Nelson; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Rinsuke Shimabuku
May 14, 2014
Rinsuke Shimabuku, 88, of Kahului, a retired Arisumi Brothers heavy-equipment operator and a tour escort for Japanese visitors, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Thelma; daughters Terry Kahakauwila, Leila Kawano and Millie Septimo; brother Rinkichi; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

James Tingun Soo Jr.
April 2, 2014
James Tingun Soo Jr., 45, of Kapahulu died at home. He was born in Kapahulu. He is survived by sister Lisa "Girlie" Pavao. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.






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