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Obituaries

For Saturday, August 16, 2014


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Robby Mateo Makanalani Alcoran
Aug. 5, 2014
Robby Mateo Makanalani Alcoran, 14, of Kailua-Kona, a Kealakehe Middle School student, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Robert; mother Charlotte Nowlin; brothers Joel Dalme, Tyson Alcoran and Matthew Stapp; sisters Starr Yamada and Shyla Farm-Alcoran; and grandparents Katherine Alcoran and John Nowlin. Private services.

David Barte
Aug. 6, 2014
David Barte, 77, of Honolulu, a foreman and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by daughters Davinae and Darlene, brother Frank, sister Eugenia B. Castillo and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Milagros Bergantinos
July 27, 2014
Milagros "Mila" Bergantinos, 81, of Mililani died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Rosales, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Crispin Jr., Clifford and James; daughters Cathy "Renee" Bergantinos-Parish and Nancy Danielson; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Mass at noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kye Soon Chang
July 28, 2014
Kye Soon Chang, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in South Korea. She is survived by husband Chang Man Chung; son Wan Sik Chung; daughters Mi Ra, Mi Hea and Mi Young Chung; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Pius X. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services and burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Yonife Villareal Elisaga
Aug. 9, 2014
Yonife Villareal Elisaga, 61, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a Hilo Medical Center billing clerk, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pagadian City, Philippines. She is survived by husband Tommy; sons Taddy, Troye and Timothy; daughter Yarnell Matsu; brothers Yolando, Roden and Morvil Yray; sister Charita Alvarez; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, Hilo. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

Norma Evian Godfrey
Aug. 8, 2014
Norma Evian "George" Godfrey, 93, of Hilo, a retired chiropractor, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Ionia, Mich. She is survived by sons Ned Seibel and Jon Godfrey; caregivers Michael and Elizabeth Miyasaki; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Life Care Center of Hilo. Casual attire.

Satoe Higuchi
Aug. 5, 2014
Satoe "Patsy" Higuchi, 94, of Hilo, a Paramount Grill and Woolworth restaurant retiree, died in Hospice of Hilo, Pohai Malama Care Center. She was born in Onomea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Clyde and Eric, daughter Hilda Sakai, sisters Teruyo and Dorothy Yanagisawa, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Susan Kiyoe Imamura
Aug. 3, 2014
Susan Kiyoe Imamura, 73, of Pearl City, a Hawaiian Tel draftsperson, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Stan Mendonsa, daughters Lori Endo and Lynn Imamura-Lum, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Muriel Tung Hau Au Kamiyama
July 31, 2014
Muriel Tung Hau Au Kamiyama, 86, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. National Weather Service administrative clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Vernon, daughters Verna Allanson and Claudia Kamiyama, and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

Rhoda Kealoha
Aug. 9, 2014
Rhoda Kealoha, 57, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons David and John Martin, and Solomon Kealoha; daughter Malia; brother Henry "Jack" Noa; sisters Babydoll Jones and Honeygirl Labenia; and 11 grandchildren. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Celebration of life to follow.

Mae Mieko Kumasaka
July 18, 2014
Mae Mieko Kumasaka, 81, of Kapolei, formerly of Waialua, a retired Young Laundry supervisor, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Alice Ung and caregivers Estelita and Al Tagayuna, and Olivia Lewin. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Committal services and inurnment: 2 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

Beatrice Chun Lau
July 20, 2014
Beatrice Chun "Sau Ying" Lau, 96, of Kaneohe died at home. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Reginald K.P., Gregory M. and Melvin K.W.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Jarrett Liu Jr.
July 31, 2014
Jarrett Liu Jr., 69, of Honolulu, a retired drywall construction foreman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jarret K. and Garrett K.; daughter Tessie Tong; brothers Solomon J. and Erwin V. Liu; sisters Katherine C. Asato, Gloria M. Munos, Michaeline J. Nakagawa and Pearl Texeira; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Evangeline Leinani Lum
Aug. 5, 2014
Evangeline Leinani Lum, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Michael and Chuck Lum, and Ron Cloutier; daughter Laverne L. Frantz; sister Shirley Costa; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Laura Chang Lum
Aug. 3, 2014
Laura Chang Lum, 91, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Health nutritionist, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Dr. Landis and Leighton, daughters Linette Silsbee and Luanne Lum, brother William Chang, sister Shirley Chock and two grandchildren. Private services.

Peggy Haruko Makiya
July 31, 2014
Peggy Haruko Makiya, 96, of Kaneohe, a retired Sears Roebuck & Co. salesclerk, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Michael S. and Kenneth Y., daughters Jane Y. Tesoro and Joyce S. Oshiro, 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Katsumi Miyano
July 23, 2014
Katsumi "Kats" Miyano, 91, of Honolulu, an Army veteran with the Military Intelligence Service during World War II and a retired self-employed dentist, died in Waipahu. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Florence S., son Leland B., daughters Lois A. Tselentis and Barbara J. "Babs" Miyano-Young, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services held at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Antonia Mohika
July 26, 2014
Antonia "Laura" Mohika, 74, of Waianae, a retired Alarm Systems Security & Sales secretary, died in Waianae. She was born in Kalaupapa, Molokai. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Clarence Engoring; daughters Cheryl, Tanya and Monica Engoring; brother Jacob Huen; sister Irene; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Family gathering: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Magic Island, site No. 38. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Kim Naomi Okudara
Aug. 4, 2014
Kim Naomi Okudara, 56, of Honolulu died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ryan L. and Ricky A. Okudara-Bailey, and Rory K. Enomoto; mother Alice K.S.; brother Kelly; and sisters Karen J. Naidas and Keriann Okudara. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Moanalua Mortuary, 1150 Kikowaena St. Services: 6 p.m.

Betty Ruth Orta
July 25, 2014
Betty Ruth Orta, 88, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. No services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Steven Domingo Ramos
Aug. 7, 2014
Steven Domingo Ramos, 46, of Honolulu, an American Corp. truck driver, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Monica. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Church, Kalihi. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Juana Pancho Roy
Aug. 3, 2014
Juana Pancho Roy, 75, of Hilo, a West Hawaii Today retiree, died at home. She was born in Kona. She is survived by brothers Eugene and Paul, and sister Roberta Pemberton. Private services.

Ingeborg Marie-Luise Rudiger
Aug. 7, 2014
Ingeborg Marie-Luise Rudiger, 94, of Waianae, an actress and secretary, died in Waianae. She was born in Krefeld, Germany. She is survived by sister Helga Buscher, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lusil Macalisang Semitara
July 28, 2014
Lusil Macalisang Semitara, 63, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Domajuete, Philippines. She is survived by mother Susana M. Cobile; brothers Edmund, Hector, Millard and Laurito; and sisters Wellen Pascua and Esther Semitara. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Brian Paul Smith
July 31, 2014
Brian Paul Smith, 43, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Panorama City, Calif. He is survived by sister Jennifer Lynn Stover. Services pending.

Fuamai Leapaga Sofa
July 17, 2014
Fuamai Leapaga Sofa, 93, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Nuu'uu, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Kapili, Sofa, Malaetasi, Faitala, Charlie, Kini and Kenneth; daughters Anna Siona, Alolua Cunningham and Ila Sofa; 43 grandchildren; 110 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No faasamoa.

Vivian Nalani Spencer
July 30, 2014
Vivian Nalani Spencer, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village senior clerk, died in Hilo Medical Center. She also was a former Waikiki Theater head usherette and member of the women's softball team. She was born in Pauoa. She is survived by sons John, Kenui and Kaipo; daughters Kehaulani Spencer and Nalani Viveiros; brother Frank "Buddy" Kahoohanohano; sister Donna Soares; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Helen Gillette Thompson
Aug. 8, 2014
Helen Gillette Thompson, 93, of Hilo, formerly of Maui, a journalist and writer, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in WaKeeney, Kan. She is survived by companion Dan Wahl, sons Brian and Lance Gillette, daughter Maia Cummings, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Severino A. Valencia
July 27, 2014
Severino A. "Sebrin" Valencia, 46, of Mililani died in Wahiawa. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by mother Lourdes; brothers Roberto and Randy; and sisters Belen Tacmo, Nelly Padron, Bienvenida Ramelb, Filomena Guzman, Maria T. Amaral and Rosalie Dela Cruz. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Linda Gail Volker
Aug. 5, 2014
Linda Gail Volker, 63, of Honolulu, a food server and chef, died at home. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J. She is survived by son Todd Lesbirel, brother William G. and sister Mary Porter. Private services.

Henry Fook Ngen Wong
Aug. 3, 2014
Henry Fook Ngen Wong, 93, of Kailua, a civil service mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by sons Eugene, Wesley and Wilbert; daughter Linda Umetsu; brothers Arthur, Paul and George; sisters Cecilia Bareng, Emma Mow and Ellen Shimomura; and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickmortuary.com.






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