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Obituaries

For Tuesday, March 4, 2014


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Steve Keauopualani Alexander
Feb. 12, 2014
Steve Keauopualani Alexander, 61, of Kahaluu, a truck driver and a veteran of the Army and Army National Guard, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Edgar "Bill" and Randolph "Randy," and sisters Diane Weeks and Donna Alexander. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe Stake Center. Services at noon. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

Ethel Chang Au
Feb. 10, 2014
Ethel Chang Au, 90, of Honolulu, owner of Lanai Inn, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wallace, Leslie, Joseph and Duane; brother Dr. Joseph S.M. Chang; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 2747 Pali Highway. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Edmund Francis Austen
Jan. 8, 2014
Edmund Francis "Denny" Austen, 85, of Hilo, formerly of Pearl City, a retired oil field sales representative, former commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3875 and an Army Air Corps veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Sherry A. Black, Barbara J. Austen, Jacqueline Sauceda and LaDonna M.K. Finchman; brother Wilby G.; sister Kanani Donahue; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Marian Yanagihara Chang
Feb. 4, 2014
Marian Yanagihara Chang, 94, of Honolulu, a retired First Insurance Co. claims clerk, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Cynthia C. Akiyoshi, sisters Ruth Lum and Ethel Hinazumi, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lillian T. Chinen
Feb. 21, 2014
Lillian T. Chinen, 81, of Mililani, a waitress, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Guy and Jimmy, daughters Joanne Chikazawa and Gale Tsukamoto, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. March 11 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

David Moku Gapero
Feb. 7, 2014
David Moku "Kawika" Gapero, 58, of Kaneohe, an entertainer and musician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carmen Mitsuyasu-Gapero, brothers Pete and James, and sisters Sharon Darapiza and Raynette Inouye. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. March 11 at Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Manoa Grand Ballroom. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

Elbert Henery Gunter
Dec. 10, 2013
Elbert Henery Gunter, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hastings, Okla. He is survived by daughters Nancy Carol Vanderslice and Portia May Fukuoka, sister Violet Howard, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

Rae-Ann Nohealani Hall
Jan. 26, 2014
Rae-Ann Nohealani Hall, 50, of Hakipuu died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hakipuu. She is survived by husband Michael; son Kenneth "Kenny Boy" McInnis; daughters Kimberly Kahuhu and Rita K. and Judy "Keikilani" McInnis; hanai son Micah Goins; father Benjamin Kanealii Jr.; brothers Benjamin III, Anthony and Shawn Kanealii; sisters Julie-Ann Odom, JoAnn Gibson, RoxAnn Goins and MaryAnn Feliciano; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Zion Church. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

Raymond Gail Hauser
March 1, 2014
Raymond Gail "Ray" Hauser, 64, of Kailua, a reverend for Cadence International and a Navy veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Char, son Michael, sister Ellen Coppage and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Chaplain Joseph W. Estabrook Chapel, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Services: 3 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. March 11 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Cadence International, Ray and Char Hauser Ministry Fund, or Friends of Windward Wounded Warriors.

Ernest Masao Hayasaka
Feb. 10, 2014
Ernest Masao Hayasaka, 81, of Honolulu died in Maunalani Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Madeline, two sons and a sister. Private services.

Louise Yayoko Hironaka
Feb. 8, 2014
Louise Yayoko Hironaka, 76, of Kaneohe, a retired medical clerk at Kuakini Medical Center, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by daughters Cheryl M. Alipio and Claire M. Hironaka; brothers Paul, Isamu and Akira Hachida; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Wilimina Nalehua Malakaua
Feb. 11, 2014
Wilimina Nalehua Malakaua, 84, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Kona. She is survived by daughter Ruth "Lulu" Miyasato, four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m.

Takuo Mimura
Feb. 19, 2014
Takuo Mimura, 90, of Honolulu, formerly of Cleveland, a research scientist for the NASA Apollo program and a retired managing director for General Electric Semiconductor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Fumiko, son George, daughters Laura and Janis, stepdaughter Toshie Nakabayashi and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society or Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering.

Mitsue Miyamoto
Jan. 31, 2014
Mitsue Miyamoto, 92, of Hilo, a retired dental assistant, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Wainaku, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Hajime and daughter Susan Yoshitomi. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Juan Norberto Nieves
Feb. 21, 2014
Juan Norberto Nieves, 79, of Kailua, a transit authority mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico. He is survived by wife Sonia, sons Ralphael and Daniel Alvarez, daughters Ibet H. Nieves and Michelle A. Hughes, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Myra Kazuko Okubo
Feb. 26, 2014
Myra Kazuko Okubo, 82, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Education cafeteria employee, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Nagoya, Japan. She is survived by daughter Cyd Shiroma and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Richard K. Oshiro
Feb. 4, 2014
Richard K. Oshiro, 83, of Honolulu, a retired U.S Postal Service carrier at the Waianae post office and an Army veteran, died in Islands Hospice Home Palolo. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Sharon S.; son Kirk N.; daughter Ann M. Hardy; brothers Hideo and Yoshio; sisters Chiyoko Kaneshiro, Betty Y. Ono and Amy M. Sakihama; and a grandchild. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Kam Ming Pang
Feb. 19, 2014
Kam Ming Pang, 95, of Pearl City, an electrical foreman for the state Department of Transportation Airports Division, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Guangdong, China. He is survived by wife Wai Ching, son Clinton, daughters Mary Miyaguchi and Melba Ogata, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Kam Yung Pang
Feb. 25, 2014
Kam Yung Pang, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by son Kenneth; daughters Wai Lin Li, Sandy Ho, Susie Wong and Suzanne Siu; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Paulette Dolores Quintanilla
Feb. 16, 2014
Paulette Dolores "Paully" Quintanilla, 68, of Waipahu died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Juan; brothers Lloyd, Vernon and Patrick Souza; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Pacific Palisades Community Chapel, 2360 Amoomoo St., Pearl City. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. flowers welcome.

Jeffrey K. Reyes
Feb. 2, 2014
Jeffrey K. "Jeff" Reyes, 53, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a certified public accountant, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Flora C., brothers Anthony "Roger" and James "Jimmy," and sisters Joy C. Kidani and Lydia Rutledge. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Urn burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Kathleen Margaret Roach
Jan. 20, 2014
Kathleen Margaret Roach, 53, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a midwife, died at home. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by son Max N. Hart, daughter Aleah R.B. Schoengut, father Edward J., brothers Michael J. and Stephen V., and sisters Mary E. and Susan M. Services held.

Tadao Sasaki
Feb. 21, 2014
Tadao Sasaki, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Kohala Sugar Co. accountant, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Robert T. and Alvin T. Private services.

Jason Nobuichi Shiota
Feb. 23, 2014
Jason Nobuichi Shiota, 67, of Honolulu, a retired Young Bros. accountant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lenora M.K. and brother Eric A. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Aurelia Campos Tagorda
Jan. 27, 2014
Aurelia Campos Tagorda, 90, of Las Vegas died in Las Vegas. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Cedric and Randall C.; brothers Celedonio, Orlando and Alfredo Campos; sisters Rosalinda de Vera, Lelita Peralta and Estrelita Estrada; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

James Arthur Taren
Feb. 21, 2014
Dr. James Arthur Taren, 89, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a neurosurgeon and a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Toledo, Ohio. He is survived by wife Suzy Chen. Private services.

Lurline Marie Thomas
Feb. 23, 2014
Lurline Marie Thomas, 59, of Aiea, a manager, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Ewa Beach. She is survived by daughter Melissa Pavao, brothers Juan and Ronald Flores, sister Emilia Oribio and three grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary.

Silupe Lepaoa Togia
Feb. 11, 2014
Silupe Lepaoa Togia, 67, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Vailoatai, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Paul F.; son Jacob S.; daughters Dora L. Neufeldt and Nora S. Sooalo; brothers Atapana F., Safue Jr., Mike and Toetu Ulufaleilupe; sisters Solomuli Noa, Silupe Solo and Tausali and Tiapepe Ulufaleilupe; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Jean Fen Vail
Feb. 28, 2014
Jean Fen Vail, 91, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a commercial seamstress, died. She was born in Chengdu, China. She is survived by sons C.Y. Zhang, Davis and Holland Ja, and Theodore Lew; daughters Anne Ja Forbes and Jeanne May Phillips; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at A Hui Hou Funeral Home, Kailua-Kona, Palm Terrace Chapel.

Joseph Lei Viela Jr.
Feb. 8, 2014
Joseph Lei Viela Jr., 84, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, formerly of Kahului, a retired Maui County lifeguard supervisor, died at home. He was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. He is survived by daughters Sharlene Shimamoto and Iona Brown, brother Archie, sister Ah Lan Hiro, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Benedicto Cruz Villanueva
Feb. 15, 2014
Benedicto Cruz Villanueva, 84, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Juana, son Jimmy, daughters Tita Lappay and Estrella Mandapat, brother Apollo, sister Veronica Dacasin, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Akira Watanabe
Feb. 23, 2014
Akira "Aki" Watanabe, 82, of Hilo, a Noguchi & Associates insurance producer and chief operating officer of Watanabe Insurance Services, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. He is survived by wife Emiko; son Brian; daughters Cora Nitta and Ann Kikuta; brothers Seichi, John and Takuo; sisters Kikue Nakamura and Emi Kitashiro; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. March 30 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Aloha attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Hilo Rotary Club Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island or Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin.

Helen Chieko Yaka
Feb. 17, 2014
Helen Chieko Yaka, 77, of Honolulu, a librarian, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Toyosaburo "Sub," brother Hiroshi Sakai and sister Grace Botelho. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Henry How Fair Yee
Feb. 22, 2014
Henry How Fair Yee, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rita C.; son Peter M.; brother Richard H.F.; sisters Elsie B.D. Lee, Rose B.H. Loo and Irene B.C. Yee-Baba; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 11 at St. Ann's Church, Kaneohe. Services: 11:15 a.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Annemarie Charlotte Yoneda
Feb. 18, 2014
Annemarie Charlotte Yoneda, 90, of Honolulu, a retired sales representative, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kassel, Germany. She is survived by husband Daniel S., daughter Charlotte A. Joyce, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services at noon Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Teri-Ann S. Yoshiwa
Feb. 24, 2014
Teri-Ann S. Yoshiwa, 52, of Hilo, a Creative Arts Hawaii employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Reid Takamatsu, daughters Caitlyn and Brieann, parents Richard and Jane Takamatsu, sister Cheryl Takamatsu and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 6 p.m.






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