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Obituaries

For Friday, August 20, 2010


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LAST UPDATED: 01:49 a.m. HST, Aug 20, 2010



Abraham Thomas Akana
July 28, 2010
Abraham Thomas "Abe" Akana, 51, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Anna L. Kealoha-Akana; sons Terrence, Alecxander and Abraham Akana, Abruaym Kealoha, Soloman Kealoha-Kaaiwela, and Dalton Kealoha-Rajkowski; daughters Malia Teulilo, Jasmine Perdomo, Chalsey, Abreana and Leianna Kealoha, Xaraiyah Kealoha-Kaaiwela and Shanel Akana; hanai sons Nahina and Mark Tuinei, and McKenna Kaaiwela; hanai daughters Amanda and Britney Tuinei, and Alyssa and Alannah Kaaiwela; mother Annie Ortiz; father Clarence Ortiz Sr.; brothers Peter Akana and Matthew Ortiz; sisters Jaquelyn Balen, Francine Ortiz, Miko Sunada and Jeanie Stacy; stepbrother Clarence Ortiz Jr.; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at Pokai Bay Cabana on Farrington Highway, Waianae. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Anna Mae Apoliona
Aug. 2, 2010
Anna Mae Apoliona, 77, of Waipahu, a receptionist in the travel industry, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Leslie J., sisters Anna and Gladys Helbush, and a grandson. Private services.

Dorothy Aranaydo
Aug. 10, 2010
Dorothy Aranaydo, 65, of Las Vegas died in Sandy Valley, Nev. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harry; sons Harrison, Hadrian and Harland; daughters Gwendolyn and Marlene Aranaydo, Carla Sadler and Darlene Vertido; brother Solomon Siangco; sisters Caroline Albano, Natividad Fernandez, Theresa Nobori, Elizabeth Siangco and America Childress; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services in Las Vegas. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 2 at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Honolulu. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

Shirley Ann Bailey
Aug. 13, 2010
Shirley Ann Bailey, 73, of Hilo, a property manager, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Klondyke, Ariz. She is survived by sons William D. and Jimmy Z., daughter Toni L. and four grandchildren. No services.

Lydia Dumalanta Bayani
Aug. 7, 2010
Lydia Dumalanta Bayani, 71, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Burgos, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Felipe A.; son Edgar; daughters Fely Ventura, Rachel Bayani-Negre, Daisy Bayani-Dahilig, Leah Bayani and Reggie Regalario; brother Josue Dumalanta; sister Rebecca Lopez; 18 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples.

Helen Devaughn Cain
Aug. 9, 2010
Helen Devaughn Cain, 88, of Kailua died in Kaneohe. She was born in Arnoldsburg, W.Va. She is survived by daughter Carolyn L. Adams; brothers Jess, Carl and Chester Sturm; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services in West Virginia at a later date.

Elsie Kim Cantu
June 19, 2010
Elsie Kim Cantu, 82, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Joanne Solliday, brother David Kim, sister Edna Hiyane, a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Domingo Castro Degala Sr.
July 15, 2010
Domingo Castro "Doming" Degala Sr., 73, of Kapolei, an Oahu Construction Co. retiree and Mililani Agricultural Park farmer, died in Kapolei. He was born in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonila P.; sons Edwin, Mardio, Mariano, Gilbert and Domingo Jr.; daughters May Morales and Elizabeth Degala; brothers Catalino and Alfredo; sister Apelina; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Kenneth Dressler
Aug. 14, 2010
Kenneth Dressler, 92, of Pahoa, Hawaii, formerly of Ventura, Calif., a retired air traffic controller and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Akron, Ohio. He is survived by wife Nancy; sons Terry, Todd and Brian; daughter Lee Ann Green; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Serv-ices at a later date.

Amy Toshie Fujii
July 14, 2010
Amy Toshie Fujii, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Kaimuki High School teacher, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Alan Y. and sisters Jane E. Fujii, Dorothy Y. Colonnese, Gladys S. Tamashiro and Beatrice N. Shimabuku. Private services.

Helen Greene
Aug. 13, 2010
Helen "Mace" Greene, 95, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in New Jersey. She is survived by son Ed, daughter Chace Kendro, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

George Evan Hansen
Aug. 4, 2010
George Evan Hansen, 84, of Haleiwa, a Navy machinist's mate second class and World War II veteran, died in Haleiwa. He was born in San Francisco. Services: 8 a.m. tomorrow at Waimea Bay Beach, Haleiwa. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Kingo Hayashi
Aug. 1, 2010
Kingo Hayashi, 94, of Kaneohe, a retired Occidental Insurance Co. insurance agent and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Mana, Kauai. He is survived by sister Tsurue Migita. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Carrie Suyeko Hoe
Aug. 8, 2010
Carrie Suyeko Hoe, 88, of Waipahu, a retired Davenroy Linen Supply presser, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Walter S. Jr.; daughters Patricia K. Chun, Arlene H. Katahira and Corinne L. Lloyd; brother Earl M. Okamoto; sister Lorraine Y. Hamasaki; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Yaeko Kunihiro Kim
July 29, 2010
Yaeko Kunihiro Kim, 81, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Dennis G.; daughter Dorothy Faber; brother Mitsuru Kunihiro; sisters Yoshie Amimoto, Kimiko Koyanagi and Hanako Takahashi; four grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Dexter Wainley Lum
Aug. 5, 2010
Dexter Wainley Lum, 68, of Honolulu, a real estate broker, appraiser and part-time teacher, died in Honolulu. He also was an Air Force veteran. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Suzette Oide and Sheree Orsi, and stepmother Charlotte Lum. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Scottish Rite Cathedral. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. next Friday at Shriners Beach Club, Waimanalo. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Grace Kazuyo Matsuoka
Aug. 17, 2010
Grace Kazuyo Matsuoka, 95, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kalihiwai, Kauai. She is survived by sons Fredric "Saichi" and Lance Kawahara, daughters Joyce "Jo" Olson and Faith Kawahara-Seal, sister Eleanor Okubo, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services pending.

Wallace Kenneth Medeiros Jr.
Aug. 14, 2010
Wallace Kenneth "Bo" Medeiros Jr., 52, of Waimanalo, a hotel and hospital security officer, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Renee Pfeiffer; stepson Shane Pfeiffer; mother Elizabeth Daoang; brothers Gabriel, Darrell, George and William; and sisters Adrienne-Sunny Algoso and Geraldine Laamea. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Mass: 1:15 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Hideki Nagata
Aug. 17, 2010
Hideki "Shy" Nagata, 81, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Transportation bridge maintenance worker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center, Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Bertha, sons Dale H. and Alan H., brother Tokiwo and sisters Sue T. Saiki, Tatsuko Nishimura and Hisako Kurata. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Shigeo Robert Nitta Sr.
Aug. 13, 2010
Shigeo Robert Nitta Sr., 82, of Lahaina, a retired Hawaiian Dredging carpenter, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by sons Rodney, Roger, Robert and Regan; daughters Roberta Kamakawiwoole, Lori Garoutte, Noella Iwahashi and Norine Matsumura; brothers Masaru and Ray Nitta, and Yoshino Okazaki; sisters Mildred Tsukuda, Mary Wakamatsu and Ethel Okabe; 24 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Lahaina. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Reception to follow at Laniuopoko Beach Park.

Linda Yukie Oyadomari
July 3, 2010
Linda Yukie Oyadomari, 47, of Lahaina died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Kenneth and Doris, brother David and sister Diane. Private services.

Jesus Pasa
Aug. 12, 2010
Jesus Pasa, 54, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Erlinda. Private services.

Charlotte Moniz Porlas
Aug. 3, 2010
Charlotte Moniz Porlas, 82, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Melinda Nishimura, Barbara Soma and Mary Ventura; stepdaughters Rosemarie Mason and Alice Porlas; brothers James, Robert, Eugene and George Moniz; sister Dorothy Ventura; and 14 grandchildren. Services held. Incorrect information published in an obituary Monday.

Masako Annette Shinsato
Aug. 12, 2010
Masako Annette Shinsato, 87, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Pearl City. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Herbert M., Michael H., Lawrence S. and Rodney S.; daughter Janet S. Tolentino; sisters Kimiko K. Shimabukuro, Nancy Johnson and Gladys Nagamine; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Esther Saeko Sunakoda
Aug. 3, 2010
Esther Saeko Sunakoda, 75, of Hilo, a retired Pahala Elementary School teacher, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Eugene, sons Kent and Jay, brother James Kawasaki and sisters Helen Murata and Alice Inouye. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Placido Vivit Vallejo
Aug. 3, 2010
Placido Vivit Vallejo, 75, of Aiea died in Honolulu. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Jovita G.; sons Greg, Gerry, Placido, Eduardo and Dickson; daughters Gina Villados, Gemma Galicia and Jennifer Rabago; sister Vicenta Carbonell; 18 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Burial in the Philippines at a later date. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Gary Lee Whigham
July 31, 2010
Gary Lee Whigham, 53, of Kapolei and Ramona, Calif., a Bank of Hawaii vice president for commercial banking group compliance, died. He was born in Escondido, Calif. He is survived by brother David and two nephews. Services pending in California. No flowers. Donations suggested to Waipahu-Leeward Veterinary Clinic for pets in need. Incorrect information published in an obituary yesterday.






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