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Obituaries

For Monday, July 5, 2010


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LAST UPDATED: 01:43 a.m. HST, Jul 05, 2010



Laura Gay Andres
June 28, 2010
Laura Gay Andres, 53, of Hilo, a Hilo Community Players actress and director, died at home. She also worked for Hawaiian Body Products and was a former English professor at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She was born in Pampa, Texas. She is survived by brother Jon and hanai daughter Zia Cook-Andres. Services held. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hilo Community Players.

Virginia Venzon Blanco
June 30, 2010
Virginia Venzon Blanco, 79, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Archie V.; daughters Doris N. and Linda V. Blanco, Gloria V. Baliguat, Neillie B. Jensen and Sylvia Venzon; brothers Alejandro, Rafael and Prudencio Venzon; sisters Rosalina V. Rustia and Mariquita V. Bolante; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Moanalua Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Debbie Jeanne Blazek-Wamsley
June 29, 2010
Debbie Jeanne Blazek-Wamsley, 38, of Waianae died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Helen Aipolani, brothers Robert Silva and Donald "Kimo" Furtado, and sisters Tammy Silva, Kelly Magsanay, Terry Newcomb-Silva and Gaylen Eisen. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mary Jane Leimoana Kekahuna Coila
June 30, 2010
Mary Jane Leimoana Kekahuna Coila, 62, of Honolulu, a licensing clerk with the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board for the state Department of Education, died in Kailua. She was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. She is survived by son James K., daughters Leigh M. Coila and Tracey M. Maeva, brothers Daniel A. Jr. and Terrace K. Kekahuna, sister Muriel M. Bretzfelder and five grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Kawaiahao Church. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society of Hawaii.

Lawrence Lucious Dennis
June 22, 2010
Lawrence Lucious "Peanut Butter" Dennis, infant son of Coe B. Dennis and Leigh Ann Fox of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by sister Maria Louise.

Anthony Paul Freitas
June 18, 2010
Anthony Paul Freitas, also known as "Ants" and "Uso," 29, of Waianae, a salesclerk, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Leonora Kealoha; sons Virgil Auna and Caires F. Kealoha; daughter Tori Freitas-Kealoha; mother Sose F. Sosene; stepfather Sofai Sosene; brothers John, Virgil, Daniel and James Freitas and Eugene, Sosene, Tupou, Lyndon, Misilei and White Sosene; sisters Cynthia, Evelyn, Debra, Yolanda, Margaret Ann and Rose Marie Freitas and Christina, Ruta, Feleai and Henrietta Sosene. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

Flordeliza Frias
June 25, 2010
Flordeliza Frias, 77, of Honolulu, a retired caregiver, died in Kaneohe. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by brothers Alberto, Fred and Jun Carteciano; and sisters Maria Carpio and Teresita Carteciano. No services.

Norma Etsuko Furukido
June 23, 2010
Norma Etsuko Furukido, 76, of Honolulu, a retired state employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert; son Garret; daughter Deborah Sakai; brothers Richard, Roy and Stephen Niimi; sisters Leatrice Sakamoto and Sherrie Niimi; and a grandchild. Private services.

Shanti Aiko Higa
July 1, 2010
Shanti Aiko Higa, 36, of Kaneohe, a Castle High School vice principal, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Derrek, son Braden, father Neil Honda, mother Linda Honda, brother Robin Honda and grandparent Mary Honda. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard Yonekichi Hokama
June 20, 2010
Richard Yonekichi Hokama, 85, of Honolulu, a retired House of Kalai woodcraftsman, died in Liliha Health Care Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by brothers Paul S. and Norman I., and sisters Mildred H. and Kay K. Hokama and Lois M. Tao. Private services.

Warren Takaji Iwai
June 26, 2010
Warren Takaji Iwai, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Internal Revenue Service agent and Army veteran who served in Company C, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Ann and Brenda Iwai and Patricia Himeda; brother Calvin Yamamoto; sister Betsy Mayeda; and five grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Susan Darlene Makepa Kalilikane
June 10, 2010
Susan Darlene Makepa Kalilikane, 61, of Waianae, a school bus driver, died in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Rodney, sons Daniel and John, daughters Priscilla and Gwen, mother Gwendolyn Makepa, brothers John Jr. and Darryle Makepa, sisters Pattie-Mae Basso and Carmelita Makepa, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Cove Park in Nanakuli. Casual attire.

Barney Junichi Kawahara
June 28, 2010
Barney Junichi Kawahara, 77, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed Realtor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Nancy, son Vernon, daughters Diane Jamain and Traci Sparks, brother Robert Matsuda and five grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Betsy Takayo Kochi
June 22, 2010
Betsy Takayo Kochi, 90, of Waipahu died in Ewa. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by daughters Patricia Shiroma and Janice Aiona, brother Richard Uno, sister Ethel Yamada, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Anthony Kanaiaupuni Makue Jr.
June 10, 2010
Anthony Kanaiaupuni "Coach Tony" Makue Jr., 53, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Annette L.; sons Anthony K. III, Ikaikakamana'olana I. and Keli'i; daughter Tiffany L.; brother Allandave M.; sisters Antoinette B. Leando, Annette U. Moananu and Elizabeth L. Goodhue; and three grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church in Kalihi. Mass: 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Information updated from an obituary published yesterday.

Bernice Ruth Aloha Kumalae McHugh
June 26, 2010
Bernice Ruth Aloha Kumalae McHugh, 76, of Hilo, a homemaker and former Kona Laundry employee, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Patrick J.; sons Walter "Kimo," Lynn, Robert "Bobby" and Eric "Ricky" Dehmer; daughters Grace "Gracie" and Gail A. "Kaila" Dehmer; numerous hanai children; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services and scattering of ashes.

Hung-Vun Wong Minette
June 23, 2010
Hung-Vun Wong Minette, 89, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Henri, daughter Michelle Braunfeld, sisters Hang Lin Petteys and Hong Kwun Pang, and five grandchildren. No services.

Yolanda Jean Garcia Miyashiro
June 3, 2010
Yolanda Jean Garcia Miyashiro, 61, of Waipahu died in Stanford, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clyde; son Brayden; daughters Allison Somers, Ashley Ushinui, Christy Ann Miyashiro and Sherilyn Bruchal; brothers Romaldo "Dong" Garcia and Raymond Knutson; sisters Leonida "Girlie" Mago and Estrelita "Ning" Kamahele; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 4:30 p.m.

Lily Kimie Ota
June 25, 2010
Lily Kimie Ota, 90, of Mililani, a retired Shima & Son employee, died. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by husband Takeo, sons Duke and Guy, daughter Carol Hirano, eight grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Juan Reyes Ramos
June 26, 2010
Juan Reyes Ramos, 86, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government budget analyst at Clark Air Base in the Philippines, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Priscilla M; sons Benjamin, Bruce, Benedict, Bienvenido, Brando and Bernard; daughter Beatrice Ramos-Razon; sister Marina Tiburcio; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. Committal services and burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Barbara Carol Seeds
June 22, 2010
Barbara Carol Seeds, 62, of Waialua, a Waialua High School teacher, died in Waialua. She was born in Saudi Arabia. She is survived by daughters Terra Loomis and Bria Stone, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Suzuko Shigehara
June 21, 2010
Suzuko "Suzie" Shigehara, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Eastman Kodak accounts payable clerk, died. She was born in Onomea, Hawaii. She is survived by sisters Narako Kunimoto, Shimako Kunishi and Kiyoko Okahara. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

Doris Fujiko Shiohira
June 29, 2010
Doris Fujiko Shiohira, 90, of Honolulu, a retired cake decorator, died. She was born in Camp Amaulu, Hilo. She is survived by son Gilbert S., daughters Judith S. Yogi and Jeanette Y. Shiohira, brother Yeitoku Higa, sister Clara K. Ferreira, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. next Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

George Soneda
June 4, 2010
George Soneda, 88, of Waipahu, a retired tour driver, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Shinji and Gerald. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Kiyoshi Sugai
May 24, 2010
Kiyoshi Sugai, 81, of Honolulu, a Diner's Drive Inn owner, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Betsy; brothers Wallace, Bruce and Walter; and sisters Margaret Matsufuru and Esther Mori. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Fujie Suzuki
June 16, 2010
Fujie Suzuki, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired Sears Credit Department office clerk, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Peahi, Maui. She is survived by son Glenn I.; daughters Florence H. Yamada, Gail T. Yamasaki, Eileen H. Yogi and Diane Y. Hinaga; brother Harold H. Inamasu; sister Charlotte Y. Takahashi; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Ramona Wong Tasaki
June 11, 2010
Ramona Wong Tasaki, 56, of Honolulu, a Dole Middle School teacher, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dr. Thomas; son Ken; daughters Cheryl and Anne; brothers Lester, Jason and Gary Wong; and sister Sharon Wong-Kazama. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Chieko Ushijima
June 26, 2010
Chieko Ushijima, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Times Super Market meat wrapper, died. She was born in Saitama-ken, Japan. She is survived by husband Juro, son Fred, daughters Marion Tamada and Rita Hee, brother Teruaki Mizushima, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard Kiichiro Watanabe
June 20, 2010
Richard Kiichiro Watanabe, 77, of Honolulu, retired owner of Watanabe and Sons Masonry and Pacific Blue fishing charters, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Burt R.; daughter Gaylen R. Yamamoto; brothers George A. and Wayne T. Watanabe; sisters Elizabeth K. Grinder, Maile T. Tamura and Noreen H. Watanabe; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Carol Waters
June 10, 2010
Carol "Tiger" Waters, 49, of Kahuku, Hilo and Keaau, Hawaii, a public relations employee, died in Honolulu. She was born on Ernest Harmon Air Force Base in Canada. She is survived by sons Zackery "Zack" and Christopher "Chris" Waters, Rodrigo "Kermit" Borreta and Stewart "Stew" McInnis; daughter Olivia "Livia"; parents Jack and Conchita; brothers Jack "Buster" Jr., James "Jimmy Stix," Richard, Michael and Anthony; sisters Sharon Kelly, Connie Lee Caulford and Linda Waters; and 10 grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Pohoiki Beach Park on Hawaii. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary printed June 17.






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