For Sunday, June 8, 2014
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 8, 2014
May 28, 2014
Masami Aito, 82, of Hilo, proprietor of the former Pacific Rent-All Co. in Hilo and an Army veteran, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Kurtistown, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mae; daughters Joy Aito, Ann Cristobal and Lisa Ogata; brother Robert; and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
Thomas P. Amarino
May 20, 2014
Thomas P. Amarino, 67, of Honolulu, an Air Force veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Elida, son Trevor Waguk, daughter Aloha Marie and sisters Shirley Stokmanis, Pearl Wade, Pauline Matias, Gloria King, Peggy Amaral and Priscilla Amarino. Services: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Scattering of ashes: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condo- lences: oahumortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary printed Thursday.
May 15, 2014
Evaristo "Ernie" Avergonzado, 80, of Ewa Beach, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard forklift operator and a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Nena M.; sons Ernest, Carl, Steven and Andrew M.; sister Phelomena Goles; five grandchildren; and four great-grand- children. Private services.
Roland Fritz Blackiston Jr.
June 2, 2014
Roland Fritz "Pineapple" Blackiston Jr., 66, of Pahoa-Hilo, Hawaii, died in Huntington Beach, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Roland III, daughter Sondra Lavoie, brother Guy, sisters Patricia Zakahi and Sally Chun, and five grandchildren. Services Aug. 16; time and place to be determined. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Daniel William Brock
May 29, 2014
Daniel William Brock, 65, of Wailuku, owner of Maryjane's House of Glass, died at home. He was born in Fairbanks, Alaska. He is survived by wife Jill; sons Brandon and Ben; daughters Lindsy Brock-Moore and Darcy Byers; mother Shirley; brothers Dave and Doug; and seven grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.
May 31, 2014
Michael Butindaro, 50, of Honolulu, a construction worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Karen T.; sons Michael, Anthony and Joseph; daughter Angela; father Lawrence Butindaro; mother Anne Taylor; stepmother Nancy Butindaro; brother Charles; and sister Catherine. Visitation: 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. Services: 2:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Felipa Santos Castillo
June 2, 2014
Felipa Santos Castillo, 94, of Eleele, Kauai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughter-in-law Wilhelmina, caregiver Marcy Maluyo, four grandchildren and three great-grand- children. Visitation: 6 p.m. June 26 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. June 27 at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo, Kauai. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe public cemetery.
John S. Hamilton
May 22, 2014
John S. "Hami" Hamilton, 65, of Mililani, a former airline employee and a Navy veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Worcester, Mass. He is survived by wife Eve A. and son Benjamin R. Private services.
May 30, 2014
Barbara "Lovey" Higa, 81, of Honolulu, a nurse's aide at Ann Pearl Care Home, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Taskie "Todd" and Desmond, daughter Tassilynn Kapahu, brother Onassis "Ona" Kim, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala chapel, 4847 Kilauea Ave. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Betty T. Kamisugi
April 19, 2014
Betty T. Kamisugi, 96, of Wahiawa, a former Navy Exchange employee, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son David, daughters Janet Kimura and Karen Imamoto, brother Henry S. Ishida, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.
Maria Donata Bumanglag Layugan
May 25, 2014
Maria Donata B. Layugan, 88, of Haliimaile, Maui, a plant nursery worker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rodolfo and Felipe; daughters Crescencia Parilla, Emilia Paz and Beatriz Fabrao; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Richard Lani Lee
May 18, 2014
Richard Lani Lee, 67, of Waipahu, owner of general contracting business JARTCO and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Annette Kaai-Lee; sons Anthony and Joshua; daughters Tracie Ann Lee and Kahealani Kahalewai; brothers John Carbonel, Robert Lee and Ronald Yamanouchi; sisters Ellen Miller, Elsie Brown, Loretta Soon and Laura Rodrigues; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Prayer services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Frances Caroline Smith Wunschel Madrid
May 28, 2014
Frances Caroline Smith Wunschel Madrid, 90, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker, died. She was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. She is survived by sons Andrew, Timothy and Sammie Wunschel, and Mauro Madrid Jr.; daughters Helen Aki and Sandra Wunschel; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine's Church, Kapaa. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Private burial.
Fusae Mikasa Masaki
May 11, 2014
Fusae Mikasa Masaki, 97, of Lihue, a homemaker, died in Regency at Puakea. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Daniel and Carl; daughters Diane Hamamoto and Susan Fujii; brothers Naotoshi, John, George and Henry Mikasa; sisters Florence Iwasaki, Mitsue Ibara and Barbara Nakao; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.
May 3, 2014
Bernard Matsui, 81, of Honolulu, a retired civil service employee and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Teddy and Frederick Matsui and sister Lillian Kim. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
May 31, 2014
Sepriana Nitta, also known as "Pomping" and "Clara," 95, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Efren Adalem and Neal Nitta, hanai daughter Geraldine M. Bibilone, sister Connie Santos, three grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.
Emelita Jose Pascua
May 8, 2014
Emelita Jose Pascua, 53, of Waipahu, died in Aiea. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by companion Edgar A. Dait; son Eddie Dait; daughter Ashley Dait; brothers Ramon, Juan, Alfredo and Joffrey Jose; sister Angelita F.J. Baguinat; and a grandchild. Visitation: 8:15 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Mortuary Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
May 22, 2014
Tamotsu Saki, 84, of Kahului, a Maui Electric Co. lineman, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Patsy, sons Brian and Chad, daughter Mona Chin and five grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Kahului Hongwanji. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.
April 29, 2014
Teizo Sumida, 94, of Hilo, a retired Naniloa Surf Hotel maintenance worker and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Brian and Dean, daughter Janne Fujimoto, brother Shizuo, sisters Itsuko "Judy" Nakagawa and Ritsuko Olson, and five grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Gerald Moniz Tavares Sr.
May 24, 2014
Gerald Moniz "Gerry" Tavares Sr., 83, of Kula, Maui, a retired Maui County fire chief and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Kula. He is survived by wife Barbara O., sons Gerald Jr. and Armon M., sisters Leonilda Caires and Veronica Montemayor, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Holy Ghost Church, Kula. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Private burial to follow. Aloha attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Lisa Akiyo Yafuso
May 22, 2014
Lisa Akiyo Yafuso, 50, of Aiea, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lance S.; sons Cody, Bryce and Cuyler; mother Elaine A. Gushiken; brothers Darrel and Lance Gushiken; and sister Hope Hironaga. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.
Sotero Yabes Yago Sr.
May 12, 2014
Sotero Yabes Yago Sr., 93, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. mechanic, died at home. He was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Clarito, Sotero Jr., Edwin and Jaime, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Graveside committal services at noon at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.
May 12, 2014
Chongsun "Linda" Yamamura, 58, of Wailuku, a cook, died in Wailuku. She was born in South Korea. She is survived by husband Noel, son Steve Terlaje, daughter Lynne Terlaje, brothers Jong Chul and Jong Su Pak, and sister Soon Bok Pak. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.
Lum Chan Young
May 8, 2014
Lum Chan Young, 89, of Pearl City, an Army veteran, died in Ewa. He was born in Chung Shan, China. He is survived by wife Winne W.H., son Alan W.L., daughter Dora and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.