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Obituaries

For Tuesday, June 3, 2014


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Pearl Ni'ihau Batalona
May 11, 2014
Pearl Ni'ihau "Pearly" Batalona, 73, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired heavy equipment operator for Hamakua Sugar Plantation and a Hawaii County planning commissioner under Mayor Matayoshi, died in Hale Ho'ola Hamakua. She was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Jacob; daughters Lucy Ann Revilla and DoraLynn Batalona; sons Jacob Jr. and Adley; brothers Ruben, Dennis and Larry Eskaran; sisters Janet Tam Sing and Judy Ka'auku'u; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kukuihaele County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Diane Dolores Billingsley
May 4, 2014
Diane Dolores "Kara" Billingsley, 76, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired teacher, owner and operator of Karaden Farm and Aloha Ocean Hideaway, and co-founder of the Kona Crisis Center, died at home. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by daughter Roxanne Locher, son Christopher Locher, brother Walter MacDonald, sister Joan Mackin and three grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to PBS or Greenpeace Foundation.

William Winchell Burgher Jr.
May 19, 2014
William Winchell Burgher Jr., 75, of Kaneohe, a retired United Airlines aircraft mechanic and an Air Force veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born on Staten Island, N.Y. He is survived by wife Sarah P.; sons William W. III, Gary D.K., Timothy A.K. and Sheldon E.K.; daughters Jessica S.L.M. Beznoska, Donna M.M. Ilagan and Carol L.L. Burgher; brother Warren David Sr.; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Patricia Loretta Ciano
May 11, 2014
Patricia Loretta Ciano, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick. She is survived by son Gordon, daughter Sheila, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Priscilla Pearl Ferreira
May 2, 2014
Priscilla Pearl Ferreira, 84, of Aiea, a lead cashier, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Antone J. and Ralph; daughters Donna M. Marcello, Melinda Toguchi, Debbie Ferreira and Carrie Blaine; sister Carrie Blaine; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary.

Stanley Fontanilla
May 16, 2014
Stanley Fontanilla, 73, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

Marina Velasco Galingana
May 13, 2014
Marina Velasco "Maring" Galingana, 94, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Santo Tomas, Isabela, Philippines. She is survived by sons Bienvinido, Dionicio and Edelino; daughter Christy G. Luis; 23 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Harold Haruto Hokama
May 9, 2014
Harold Haruto Hokama, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired electrician with United Electric, died at home. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife Nancy; son David; daughters Gail Ihara and Joanne Martin; brothers Jack and Kiyoshi; sisters Miyo Chang, Yaeko Tamashiro and Dorothy Hashimoto; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Eugenia Gumayagay Ibana
May 20, 2014
Eugenia Gumayagay Ibana, 97, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Jovy I. Basco, brother Pedro Gumayagay and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Family services: 10:15 a.m. Mass: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Clifford Kaholokula
May 16, 2014
Clifford "Butch" Kaholokula, 81, of Pearl City, a University of Hawaii retiree and an Army veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Mary Jane Tam Sing; sons Clifton Kaholokua, Anthony and Jesse Fortney, and Christopher DeVito; daughters Jessica Santiago-Lopez, Jaylene Norton and Janell Huestis; sister Alma Gordon; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. June 13 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Grace Shizuka Kaya
Feb. 23, 2014
Haruyoshi Kaya
March 14, 2014
Haruyoshi Kaya, 92, of Aina Haina, a certified public accountant and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service during World War II, and his wife, Grace Shizuka Kaya, 85, a retired receptionist for Dr. Millard, died. He was born in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. They are survived by daughters Cynthia Matsunaga and Diane Kusaka, and two grandchildren. He is also survived by brother Masayuki and sister Winifred Kagami. Private services.

Violet S. Kimura
May 18, 2014
Violet S. Kimura, 90, of Honolulu, a Pahala Community Library custodian, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Harlan; daughters Florence Fukagawa, Nancy Uchida and Iris Ching; brothers Nobutoshi Kinoshita and Charles Ishii; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Mee Sui Kwong
May 21, 2014
Mee Sui Kwong, 91, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by son Wai Chak Peter and two grandchildren. Private services.

May Chai Kum Siu Look
May 17, 2014
May Chai Kum Siu Look, 92, of Damascus, Ore., a state Department of Education teacher for the University of Hawaii, died in Gresham, Ore. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Leland, daughter Gracie Lee, brothers Lawrence and William Siu, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at United Church of Christ, 467 N. Judd St. Services: 3 p.m.

Agapito Lustina Lopez
April 18, 2014
Agapito Lustina "Peping" Lopez, 82, of Waianae, a former Kaiser Cement employee, died in the Philippines. He was born in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Renato, Rogelio and Ronald; daughters Supremia Dumlao, Julie Magno and Rosario "Mary" Serapion; brother Tony; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Elaine Hideko Macanas
May 11, 2014
Elaine Hideko Macanas, 74, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired licensed practical nurse at Hilo Medical Center, died in Pohai Malama. She was born in Pepeekeo. She is survived by sons Delbert and Derick; hanai son Tyson; brothers Donald, Harold "Dickie" and Calvin Abe; sisters Darlene Rodrigues, Joanne Quisano and Jeanette Kiko; three grandchildren; and five hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Haruye Maemori
April 25, 2014
Haruye "Helen" Maemori, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Sheraton Waikiki kitchen helper, died at home. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Gordon and Jason, daughter Paulette Zirkle, sisters Mae Oshiro and Tomiko Blevins, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Noboru Mento
May 14, 2014
Noboru "Curly" Mento, 87, of Paukaa, Hawaii, a Hilo Medical Center retiree and an Army veteran, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Natsuko "Judy"; son Keith; brothers Jimmy, Roy and Robert; sisters Helen Nham and Ayako Higa; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Lloyd Chikara Murakami
April 26, 2014
Lloyd Chikara Murakami, 89, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government machinist at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hazel M., son Myles S., daughter Maris M. Hatae, brother Akira, sisters Nancy Arakaki and Dora Adachi, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Mabel Alves Neves
May 23, 2014
Mabel Alves Neves, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House salesclerk, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Louis and Patrick, daughter Mary Kobayashi, sister Irma Dizard, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Lei welcome.

Clarence B. Oclinaria Jr.
May 21, 2014
Clarence B. Oclinaria Jr., 45, of Waianae died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Kimo and Clarence III; daughters Mahina and Puamelia; parents Clarence B. Sr. and Bella C.; brothers David, Bruce, Edison, Francisco and Isaac; sisters April, Grace, Helene and Jacquelyn; wife Jackie; and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Pokai Bay, near canoe halau. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Monetary offerings welcome.

John Anthony Rillamas
May 10, 2014
John Anthony Rillamas, 57, of Wahiawa, a journeyman electrician and general contractor, died. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by sons John A. Jr., Cameron, Timothy and Ammon; daughters Nichole Wall, Ashley Setzer and Chelsea Rillamas; mother Bella Santiago-Rillamas; brothers Edwin, Michael, Julian and Keawe; sisters Julie Quiroz-Zamora, Melinda Plemer, Rita May Meatoga; companion Cheryl-Ann Kam; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kahuku. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. at Kahuku Point. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

Wilda Poipe Mahoe Sadowski
May 17, 2014
Wilda Poipe Mahoe Sadowski, 92, of Ewa Beach, an organist for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Kalopa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Lui, John, George and Stan; daughter Madeline; 17 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 34 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ewa Beach 1st ward. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire.

Kathryn Azama Sato
May 18, 2014
Kathryn Azama Sato, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii National Bank mortgage banker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Dale S. Harrison and Carol Ann S. Sakamoto, brother Henry Azama, sister Ann Shannon and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Falelua Tausaga
May 14, 2014
Falelua Tausaga, 91, of Waipahu died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Matafaga Loa Sr., and Julius, Livingston, Talafili "Lene," Loa Jr. and Tony Tausaga; daughter Areta; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Waipahu United Church of Christ, 94-330 Mokuola St. Services at noon. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

Ruth Teruya
May 3, 2014
Ruth Teruya, also known as "Ruthie" and "Sets," 83, of Honolulu, a retired Foodland meat wrapper, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Walter; son Alan; brother Herbert Nakagawa; sisters Florence Kuwada, Gertrude Kuromoto, Margaret Iwamoto and Gladys Kodama; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Pualani Winona Victorino
May 3, 2014
Pualani Winona Victorino, 75, of Honolulu, a front desk operator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Vance K., stepfather Manuel Juarros, sisters Ana Moniz and Linda Mensink, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Thalia Bata Word
May 15, 2014
Thalia Bata Word, 93, of Kailua, a Kailua High School secretary, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Rochester, N.Y. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Ross, daughters Leslie Bateman and Sydney Beckett, 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon July 17 at Windward United Church of Christ. Services: 1 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Glenn Shin Yasuda
May 28, 2014
Glenn Shin Yasuda, 65, of Kailua, a carpenter, died. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by son Justin, daughters Shama Barajas and Maaya Wilton, brother Brian and four grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

Agnes H. Yoshizu
April 21, 2014
Agnes H. Yoshizu, 95, of Waialua died in Wahiawa. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by sons Cyrus and Dale, daughter Karen Asanoma, brother Walter Funakoshi, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

James Matsuo Yuasa
April 25, 2014
James Matsuo Yuasa, 81, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education administrator and a retired Army Reserve command sergeant major, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Marjorie S., son Steven, daughters Frances Higashi and Ann Yuasa, brother Ernest and two grandchildren. Private services.






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