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Obituaries

For Saturday, June 21, 2014


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Edward Lee Ashlock
May 16, 2014
Edward Lee Ashlock, 81, of Kapolei, a retired Navy lieutenant commander who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kane, Ill. He is survived by wife Sylvia I., daughter Leilani Lavin, brother Gerald "Butch," sister Judy Clendenen and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to charity. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

Gloria Ann Brooks
June 11, 2014
Gloria Ann Brooks, 76, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Fullerton, Neb. She is survived by husband Wendell F. Jr., son Wendell F. III, daughter Julie D., sisters Mary K. Nesbitt and Lois Johnson, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Nenita Ramos Cabatan
May 12, 2014
Nenita Ramos Cabatan, 69, of Waipahu, a retired ironer and folder for United Laundry Services, died in Aiea. She was born in Abra, Philippines. She is survived by son Danilo, daughters Marilou Cabbab and Maritez Cabuloy, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. June 28 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Emilie Kanoelehua O-Olaa Cummings
June 10, 2014
Emilie Kanoelehua O-Olaa Cummings, 76, of Los Angeles died in Los Angeles. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ross K. Jr., Randall K., Royall K. and Rexx K.; daughter Heather K.; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Fred Edmond
May 23, 2014
Fred "Idesi" Edmond, 69, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Kosrae, Micronesia. He is survived by daughters Kesia Palik, Louise Benjamin and Juleen Edmond; sons Calison and Nena; brothers Reedson and Ramsin; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Final services and burial in Kosrae. Casual attire.

Patricia Denise Ensign
June 3, 2014
Patricia Denise Ensign, 75, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by son David A.; brothers William A. Bamford, and Donald D. and James Dartt; sister Victoria Bamford; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Jefferson Robert Falkner
June 15, 2014
Jefferson Robert "Jeff" Falkner, 85, of Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, a retired electronics engineer and a Marine Corps master sergeant who served in the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Bessemer, Ala. He is survived by wife Marianne, sons Jeff Jr. and Sean, daughters Lucia Loughlin and Maurya Freckman, stepsons Marshell and Steven Tate, stepdaughter Leslie Grau, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services at a later date. Donations suggested to North Hawaii Hospice.

Peter Joseph Gois Jr.
June 10, 2014
Peter Joseph Gois Jr., 78, of Honolulu, an Air Force sergeant who had served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Oakland, Calif. He is survived by sons Peter III, David A. and Jesse; daughter Linda A. Viernes; brother Robert; sister Joan Morgan; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Velin Galolo Gragas
May 24, 2014
Velin Galolo "Vel" Gragas, 70, of Honolulu, a retired Washington Middle School cafeteria employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Roberto; sons Ross and Gannon; brothers Remy Pascua and Don Galolo; sisters Marina Pascua, Adelle Weber and Kalei Degracia; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Hester Evangeline Jackson
May 2, 2014
Hester Evangeline Jackson, 58, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Anthony L. and sister Sen'e Hanakahi. Celebration of life: 4:30 p.m. June 29 at Duke Kahanamoku Statue, Waikiki Beach.

Guillermo B. Joaquin
June 1, 2014
Guillermo B. "Bill" Joaquin, 79, of Kapolei, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dominga M., sons John M. and Kenneth W., daughter Carmel M. Muenster, sisters Angelina Repetti and Sister M. Jeanette, 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church, Kapolei. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery.

Mary Jeanette Napoe Joseph
May 24, 2014
Mary Jeanette Napoe Joseph, 83, of Waianae, a food server, died at home. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by daughters Ilona Lopes, Jackie Swinney and Phyllis Ahuna; sons Alfred and John Joseph, and Leon Aggalot; sisters Theodore Nihipali and Myra Chock; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Hiram Louis Kalaluhi
June 7, 2014
Hiram Louis "Uncle Louie" Kalaluhi, 79, of Honolulu, a retired security guard at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children and a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Kalihi. He is survived by wife Jeanne, son Richard Weidman and sister Winnifred Pierce. Committal services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

Alexander Laigo
Aug. 23, 2013
Alexander Laigo, 67, of San Tan Valley, Ariz., formerly of Hilo, a retired teacher and coach at Pueblo East High School in Colorado, died in Arizona. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Kelly Leal and Stacy Laigo, brothers Jerry and Larry Toledo, sister Filomena Miyamoto, former wife Carol and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Thursday at Alae Cemetery Pavilion, Hilo. Urn burial: 2 p.m. Casual attire.

Melvin Loihana Mokiao
June 5, 2014
Melvin Loihana Mokiao, 83, of Honolulu, a retired relay technician and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eva; daughter Debbie Hsu; sisters Joanne Agard, Meryl Edwards and Karlene Makalena; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Elma Hisayo Morikawa
June 6, 2014
Elma Hisayo Morikawa, 75, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii at Manoa janitor, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Paul I., son Keith K., daughter Jan M. Gante, brother Harold T. Kaneshiro, sisters Mildred Nagatori and Frances M. Yamamoto, and three grandchildren. Visitation: noon July 13 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Yoichi Nishimoto
May 25, 2014
Yoichi Nishimoto, 91, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed plumber doing business as Nishimoto Plumbing and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Brian Y. and Gregg I., daughter Sharon S. Oka, sister Sueko, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Dorothy Kathlyne Pavao
June 12, 2014
Dorothy Kathlyne Pavao, 76, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Missouri. She is survived by husband Richard, daughters Susan L. Sweeney and Cathy A. Webb, son David A. and three grandchildren. Private services.

Merinette Senia Poki
April 29, 2014
Merinette Senia Poki, 59, of Ewa Beach died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Amelia L.; brothers Archie, Henry, Phillip, Allan, Jeffrey and Jacob; and sisters Bella, Janice and Rowena. No services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Autism Speaks, Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation or Special Olympics.

Helena Josephine Reid
June 12, 2014
Helena Josephine Reid, 89, of Kailua died at home. She was born in Glendale, Calif. She is survived by son Edward A. Harsh, daughter Dr. Linda H. Dixon, sister Loraine M. Krieger, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

Maria Bravo Requilman
May 18, 2014
Maria Bravo Requilman, 91, of Waipahu, a food processing worker and foster grandparent, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Cleo Bala-Casino, Venus Gaviola and Myrna Funtanilla; sons Alfred, Reynaldo, Edward, Romeo. Jessie and Noli; 23 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. June 28 at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Barbara Jean Reed Saldania
June 13, 2014
Barbara Jean Reed Saldania, 80, of Honolulu, a former Hollywood model and actress and an executive secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Arturo; daughters Gina and Lana Saldania, and Carla Saldania-Capone; hanai son Stephen Capone; sister Shirley Saxon; and four grandchildren. Private burial. No flowers. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 240644, Honolulu, HI 96824-0644.

Harry Nobuo Shimizu
June 4, 2014
Harry Nobuo Shimizu, 86, of Kaluakoi, Molokai, a retired Kaluakoi Resort superintendent, co-founder and owner of Molokai Services Drive Inn and an Army veteran, will be remembered in services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Soto Mission of Hawaii, 1708 Nuuanu Ave. Honolulu. He died at home. He was born in Kunia. He is survived by wife Mitsuko H., daughters Jo-Lynn Shimizu and Cathleen Shimizu-Sakamoto, sister Evelyn S. Tanoura and two grandchildren. Additional services: 4 p.m. July 12 at Molokai Soto Mission, Kaunakakai. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary Kealoha Silva
June 16, 2014
Mary Kealoha Silva, 49, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a self-employed custodian, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Robby Jr.; daughters Tiana Pegeder and Shyann Silva; companion Anthony "Bully" Parraga; parents Antone Sr. and Celeste Farias; brother Antone Farias Jr.; sisters Nalei Gomes, Tanya Farias and Maile Farias-Kaahanui; and 10 grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Wednesday at Kalapaki Beach Park.

Eldon Kaneakala Sproat
June 14, 2014
Eldon Kaneakala "Buzzy" Sproat, 76, of Hoolehua, Molokai, an Army veteran, mule skinner and co-owner of Molokai Mule Ride Kalaupapa Rare Adventure, died in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marlene; sons Eldon "Sale," Kamakaohua and Kuluwaimakalani; daughters Teura Keanini, Liette Corpus, Eldene Albino, Sherron Kaneaiakala, Azure Nahale, Brandi Tilini, Kalehua Augustiro and Kim Beagle; 37 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula makai chapel. Visitation: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. June 28 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hoolehua ward. Services: 11 a.m.-noon. Burial to follow at Kanakaloa Cemetery. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

Debra Jean Tesman
May 24, 2014
Debra Jean Tesman, 61, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Ted, daughters Randi and Kristin, parents Tony and Esther Amaro, brothers Mike and Marty Amaro, sisters Pat Mason and Cathy Aranda, and six grandchildren. Private services.

Richard M.D. Tom
May 29, 2014
Richard M.D. Tom, 93, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired officer and industrial relations manager for Grove Farm Co., died at home. He was born in Kapaa. He is survived by wife Lillian P., daughter Stephanie Wong, sons Jonathan and Dr. Richard D., brothers Webster and Thomas, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. June 28 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Kapaa. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edward Roy Troche
June 9, 2014
Edward Roy Troche, 78, of Waianae, a retired maintenance employee at Ohlone College in California and a retired Army staff sergeant, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marjorie; daughters Crystal Troche-Vater, and Damita "Jojo" and Stacey Troche; brothers Howard and Herbert Troche, and John Duke; sisters Anita and Betty Rodrigues, Emily and Gwendolyn Rivera, Marie Masquart; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Yaeko Urasaki
June 1, 2014
Yaeko Urasaki, 78, of Mililani, a retired tour guide, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons Dennis and Bryan, daughter Pamela, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Beth Snyder Watkins
May 26, 2014
Beth Snyder Watkins, 90, of Kahului, formerly of Kailua, an artist, teacher and homemaker, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Whiting, Iowa. She is survived by son William, daughter Martha, brother Dr. Ned Snyder, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private inurnment. Donations suggested to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Catherine Clark Wible
June 12, 2014
Catherine Clark Wible, 71, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Washington. She is survived by sons Mike and Joe Becerril; daughters Jennifer Wible, Pamela Engman and Diana Becerril; and a grandchild. No services.

Jolene Kishimori Wong
Jan. 21, 2014
Jolene Kishimori Wong, 53, of Walnut Creek, Calif., formerly of Pearl City, died in Walnut Creek. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Douglas, sons Brandon and Christopher, father Phillip Kishimori and brother Scott Kishimori. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. June 28 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Marilyn Czarnowski Wong
June 17, 2014
Marilyn Czarnowski Wong, 73, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died. She was born in Racine, Wis. She is survived by sons Michael, Mark and Matthew; brother Donald Czarnowski; sisters Karen Larsen and Patricia Czarnowski; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual, brightly colored attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Catholic Charities Hawaii. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

Shu-Ying Yang
June 4, 2014
Shu-Ying Yang, 92, of Honolulu, a bank teller, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in China. No known survivors. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Victory Fat Pung Yin
May 25, 2014
Victory Fat Pung Yin, 94, of Honolulu, a maintenance employee at Navy Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Katherine C.C. Private services.






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