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Obituaries

For Sunday, June 29, 2014


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2014

Morgan Adkins
May 18, 2014
Morgan Adkins, 54, of Aiea died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Gaylen Borges; hanai son Ernest Paulo; hanai daughter Tracy Loa; brother Paul K. Adkins; sisters Josephine and Noemi Adkins, Annie Cabral, Amy Namauu and Patricia Viela; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

Arlene Tsutayo Akiyama
June 19, 2014
Arlene Tsutayo Akiyama, 72, of Honolulu, an accountant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Jonathan and Joseph Higa, daughter Janella Hung and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God, 3400 Moanalua Road. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Butchie M. Allado
June 20, 2014
Butchie M. "Butch" Allado, 29, of Kihei, Maui, a landscaper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by father Virgilio Buted; mother Imelda; brother Hanz; sisters Virgie and Ericka Buted, and Heizel and Heidi Allado; and grandparent Veronica "Wawa" Buted. Overnight vigil: 2 p.m. Wednesday at his home, 272 Hoohie St., Kihei. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Betty Kiyoko Arakaki
April 7, 2014
Betty Kiyoko Arakaki, 83, of Honolulu, an Ebbtides singer and labor union secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Randal T., daughter Clairelane Yoshioka, brother Wallace Hamada, sisters Katherine Kikuchi and Pauline Nagafuchi, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Irma W. Bailo
June 16, 2014
Irma W. Bailo, 94, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Gilbert; daughters Brenda Saul, Laverne Malkin and Judy Bailo; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

George Christopher Constantis
June 23, 2014
George Christopher Constantis, 80, of Kailua-Kona, a handyman and small appliance repairman, died. He was born in Greece. He is survived by niece Leslie Woods. Private services.

Kamuela-Zachary Kalani-Oheo Nalu Sniffen-Keaweehu Dotson
June 17, 2014
Kamuela-Zachary Kalani-Oheo Nalu Sniffen-Keaweehu Dotson, 8-month-old son of Nicholas O.N. Dotson and Kiana-Nicole K.W. Sniffen-Keaweehu of Wailuku, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is also survived by grandparents Samuel T. Keaweehu, Dorma Huesing and Te'a Sniffen-Keaweehu. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Eugene Joseph Dunn
Jan. 22, 2014
Eugene Joseph Dunn, 93, of Honolulu, a retiree and a Navy veteran, died. He was born in California. He is survived by daughters Mary Ann Piskun, Virginia Dunn, Joan Hann and Regina Suyderhoud; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hawaii Kai. Private inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the donor's favorite children's charity.

Melvin Tadao Higa
May 12, 2014
Melvin Tadao Higa, 71, of Pearl City, a retired Mutual Welding Co. welder, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marnette; daughter Jennifer Kitagawa; brothers Donald, Daniel and James; sisters Phyllis Kushima, Evelyn Higa, Carole Iha and Kathleen Shibata; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Ralph Tatsuo Ideta
June 21, 2014
Ralph Tatsuo Ideta, 74, of Mililani, proprietor of Jimmy's Repair, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Tammie Kurizaki and Rachele Hobgood, sisters Catherine Ohta and Carol Arata, and a grandchild. Private services.

Wallace K. Isobe
June 10, 2014
Wallace K. Isobe, 89, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by wife Fumiko, son Gerald, daughters Ann Isobe and Gale Takiguchi, and three grandchildren. Services pending.

Edward Torao Kanaya
May 27, 2014
Edward Torao Kanaya, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Washington Middle School band director, Honolulu Symphony flautist and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Betty A., son David M., daughter Wendy E. Ichiyama, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Gerald S.C. Kim
June 9, 2014
Gerald S.C. Kim, 81, of Honolulu, a retired senior computer analyst for Hawaiian Airlines and an Air Force veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Young Cha; sons Scott, Stuart, Steven and Gerald Kim, and Glen Vanhorn; daughters Alisa Sako and Tracy Kim; sister Janice Nam; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Edith C. Kuwamoto
May 21, 2014
Edith C. Kuwamoto, 83, of Aiea, a retired civil service secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Cathy Kuwamoto, Cindy Ebisu, Wendy Peterson and Beth Oka; brother Larry Yoshimoto; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Kalihi Union Church, 2214 N. King St. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Imani Koreen Linney
June 15, 2014
Imani Koreen Linney, infant daughter of Erika K., of Pearl Harbor died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by grandmother Vicki. Private services.

Samuel Lum Ho Sr.
June 20, 2014
Samuel "Aiau" Lum Ho Sr., 75, of Hilo, a fisherman, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Samuel Jr.; daughters Haunani Nau, Leimomi Lum Ho and Leilani Kimura; brothers Johnny Lum Ho and Nolan Remmers; sister Dorothy Leite; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Linda Perkins McCormick
June 18, 2014
Linda Perkins McCormick, 78, of Honolulu, an emeritus professor with the Department of Special Education, University of Hawaii-Manoa, died in Honolulu. She was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is survived by companion Dr. Kwong Yen Lum, son Mark, daughters Cameron and Kelli, brother John Perkins and five grandchildren. Private services.

Patricia Kauilani Nahalea
June 1, 2014
Patricia Kauilani Nahalea, 60, of Waianae, a retiree of Spa Fitness at Punahou, died in Waianae. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by brothers William, Lawrence and Ralph Nahalea, and Jerome and Herman Koko; and sisters Anna Inano, Wilmette Lafferty and Germaine Silva. Private services.

Itsuko Nishimori
June 2, 2014
Itsuko Nishimori, 86, of Lihue, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Laverne "Lovie" Otsuka-Twomey and Sandra "Sandi" Nishimori, sister Midori Yokotake, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Sara Margaret O'Malley
June 11, 2014
Sara Margaret O'Malley, 88, of Kaneohe, an accountant, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Crescent City, Calif. She is survived by sons Michael J., Kevin C. and Patrick J.; daughters Kathleen A. and Mary E. O'Malley, and Margaret A. Andrade; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grand- children. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. July 19 at 1110 Manulani St., Kailua. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Assistance League of Hawaii or the Yosemite Fund.

La Reina Momi Perez
June 14, 2014
La Reina Momi Perez, 44, of Kaneohe, a medical assistant, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Barry P.; sons Ramson Lee K. and Rusty K. Rivera and AJ Cabatic; daughter Bryanne P.; father Lee Oshiro; brother Randy Kawa; and sisters Raime Keanaaina and Sherri Lambourne. Private services. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

Henry J. Reis Jr.
June 7, 2014
Henry J. "Hoppy" Reis Jr., 92, of Honolulu, a Parks and Recreation retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son James, daughter Stephanie Sheehy, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Phillip D. Rodgers
June 23, 2014
Phillip D. Rodgers, 86, of Honolulu, an insurance executive and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Los Angeles. Private services. Call 949-4478 for service information.

Tomiko Nishimoto Saito
June 17, 2014
Tomiko Nishimoto Saito, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Larry, daughter Janis Bumgarner and two grandchildren. Private services.

Norman Stanly Santos
June 25, 2014
Norman Stanly Santos, 63, of Haiku, Maui, a former carpenters union drywall hanger, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Zach, Kainoa and Buddy; the mother of his two younger sons Pua Rodrigues; and brother Frank Jr. Private services. Condolences may be sent to 2856 Kokomo Road, Haiku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Wilson Hok Shun Siu
June 22, 2014
Wilson Hok Shun Siu, 65, of Honolulu, a managing director for Impact Marketing & Management Co., died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by wife Yolanda, brothers Billy and David, and sisters Suzanna Siu and Helen Chiu. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m.

Magdalene Souza
June 26, 2014
Magdalene "Kanoe" Souza, 86, of Honolulu, a professional hula dancer and a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. legal secretary, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Samuel "Sammy"; son Stan K.; daughters Phyllis K. Cockett, Candy E. Coelho and Mahealani Amerino; sisters Margery Kekauoha and Haunani Ching; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Kimberly Joy Swieter
June 20, 2014
Kimberly Joy Swieter, 39, of Honolulu, died in Islands Hospice Home. She was born in South Korea. She is survived by parents Sharon and Gordon, brothers Eric B. and Jonathan, and sister Erin. Private services.

Hiroshi Tagami
June 13, 2014
Hiroshi Tagami, 85, of Honolulu, an artist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by lifetime partner Michael Powell; brother Hisashi; and sisters Alice Hase, Jean Wee, Lucy Kinoshita and Elizabeth Tagami. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Unity Church of Hawaii.

Marie S. Tavares
June 25, 2014
Marie S. Tavares, 96, of Kula, Maui, a self-employed caregiver, died at home. She was born in Kaupakalua, Maui. She is survived by sons Malcolm and Leo Jr.; daughters Faith DeBuhr, Hope Tavares and Charity Kahookele; sister Dorothy Pestana; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Holy Ghost Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Robert Edward Weidinger
June 20, 2014
Robert Edward "Red" Weidinger, 66, of Kapolei, a retired truck driver for Island Ready Mix and Hawaii Transfer and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Toledo, Ohio. He is survived by daughters Lauralye K. Weidinger and Jo-leen K. Ko, and a grandchild. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

Sharon Joyce Wong
June 6, 2014
Sharon Joyce Wong, 59, of Honolulu, a retired Verizon Wireless assigner, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Charlene A. Santos. Private services.

Richard Buck Soong Wong
June 19, 2014
Richard Buck Soong Wong, 85, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Macau, China. He is survived by wife Evelyn; sons Dickson and Kingsley; daughters Richlyn Young, Arlyn Yoshinaga, Charlyn Hamilton and Carolyn Webber; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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