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Obituaries

For Saturday, June 16, 2012


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Kenneth Kazuharu Abe
June 1, 2012
Kenneth Kazuharu Abe, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu city traffic tech and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Melvin, Brent, Mitchell and Vernon; sisters Jane Yamashiro, Pauline Ando and Irene Morimoto; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. June 24 at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Charles Keonaona Awa
May 25, 2012
Charles Keonaona "Papa" Awa, 87, of Aiea, a retired Haiku Plantation Nursery laborer and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Hamilton Pieper, and Clarence J. Jr. and Calvin J. Gunderson Sr.; daughter Clarice U. Gaspar; brother George K.; sisters Rose Cosner and Loretta Miller; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Gordon E. Bronenkant
May 23, 2012
Gordon E. Bronenkant, 83, of Honolulu, a Sheraton Waikiki Hotel employee and an Army veteran, died in Avalon Care Center. He was born in St. Louis. No services.

Helen S. Bukoski
June 13, 2012
Helen S. Bukoski, 87, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a seamstress, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Howard and Clifford, daughter Annette Hadama, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ronald Edward Coelho Sr.
June 5, 2012
Ronald Edward Coelho Sr., 71, of Waianae, a retired heavy-equipment mechanic for Kaiser Cement Co. and TheBus, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ronald E. Jr.; daughters Romy Yiulin-Coelho and Rena Coelho; brothers Wayne Kim and Walter Davis; sisters Viola Apiang, Audrey Barro and Susan Kim; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Kameo Emoto
June 9, 2012
Kameo Emoto, 83, of Aiea, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. electrician and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Betty A., son Claude, daughter Nadine Nakamura, brother Yoshimi and two grandchildren. Services at a later date. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Matthew Kalani Fragas
June 2, 2012
Matthew Kalani Fragas, 30, of Kaneohe, a federal firefighter and an Air Force Reserve veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nola, sons Zane and Duke, and brothers Kenny and Kristopher. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Friday at Kualoa Beach Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Ermie Tabasa Gabiana
May 27, 2012
Ermie Tabasa Gabiana, 72, of Honolulu, a retired 'Iolani School security guard, died in Honolulu. He was born in El Pardo, Cebu City, Philippines. He is survived by sons Edgar and Joe; daughters Mary Anne Peavy, Jennifer Banaga and Arlene Ramirez; stepsons Edward, Grenz and Danny Henry; stepdaughters Sonja Mendoza and Margaret Rosa; sister Victoria G. Marcelino; 13 grandchildren; 21 step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Mount. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

David Kelii Kahawaii Jr.
May 13, 2012
David Kelii Kahawaii Jr., 74, of Kailua, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Stephanie, son David K. "Skip" III, daughters Rhanda Dunn and Janine Konia, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Vianney Church, 2324 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Services: 10:30 a.m. No flowers.

Marian Kuuleialoha Lincoln Kanoa
May 18, 2012
Marian Kuuleialoha Lincoln Kanoa, 82, of Waimanalo, a retired state Capitol law enforcement officer, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Melvin; daughters La Verne "Luana" Lucero, and Deldreen and Wela Kanoa; brothers Francis, Alexander and Val Lincoln; sister Barbara Amina; hanai brother John Ah Sook Keawe; hanai sister Abigail Manuela; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Hatsuko Kimura
June 4, 2012
Hatsuko Kimura, 89, of Waimea, Kauai, a nurse, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Kaumakani, Kauai. She is survived by son Ford, daughter Candace and brothers Bijou and Kiyoshi Kato. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Kiyoshi Kiyan
May 20, 2012
Kiyoshi "Kenneth" Kiyan, 86, of Wahiawa, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Sachiko; daughters Kandra Kiyan-Collu, Jeanne Kiyan and Leatrice Miyashiro; brothers Nobu and Hisashi; sisters Setsuko Nakasone, Elsie Hirayama and Betsy Sagara; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Florence Mary Kreiss
June 8, 2012
Florence Mary Kreiss, 88, of Kailua-Kona, a roofing material company office manager and bookkeeper, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Joseph and two grandchildren. Private services.

Philip Lee
May 29, 2012
Philip Lee, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard electronic mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Frances, sons Dennis, Ronald and Brian, brother John and two grandchildren. Private services.

Victoria Shon Lee
June 3, 2012
Victoria Shon Lee, 87, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jerry M.H.; son Gary John; daughters Peggy Ann and Susan Elizabeth; and sisters Elizabeth Hall, Ruth Kiehm and Rose Yim. Private services.

Linda Nash Leighton
April 16, 2012
Linda Nash Leighton, 61, of Grants Pass, Ore., formerly of Honolulu, a sales employee for Mid-Pacific Press and Tongg Publishing, died in Grants Pass. She was born in Addison, Maine. She is survived by husband A. Buddy, sons Alex and Eric, brothers Richard and John Nash, and sister Lissa Mutty. Services on the mainland.

Sharon Lynn Loughran
May 15, 2012
Sharon Lynn "Bay" Loughran, 59, of Haleiwa, died in Haleiwa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Paul A. Jr.; son Alika K.; daughter Kawai'olu K. Maldonado; brothers Richard, Leroy, Earl, Clarence and Lambert Dahlin; sisters June Smith, Doreen Dahlin-Bringas and Audrey Yuh; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Gilbert Makua
May 25, 2012
Gilbert Makua, 80, of Waimanalo, a Navy crane operator and an Army veteran, died in Waimanalo. He was born in South Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Kaipo Makua and Michael Naihe; daughters Manulani and Mahealani Makua, Napua Kepa and Puanani Torres; and sisters Chrisanta Largo and Felicia Martinez. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiian-memorialparkmortuary.com.

Francis Militante
May 17, 2012
Francis "Lehua" Militante, 78, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, merchant seaman and Kalakaua Gym boxing trainer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Edi "Noelani" Tanaka, Georgette "Kehau" Militante, Georgene "Lehua" De Guzman, Karleen "Sui" Agbayani and Karlette Tario; brother Lehua Ritchie; and sisters Jane Chung and Maryann Boudreaux. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Congregational Church. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Opal Liphard Moniz
June 1, 2012
Opal Liphard Moniz, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired special education teacher in Hilo, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Mississippi. She is survived by son Thomas Liphard, daughter Kathleen G. Enos and four grandchildren. No services.

Mabel S. Nakagawa
May 25, 2012
Mabel S. Nakagawa, 81, of Pearl City, a retired Hawaiian Tradewinds Inc. bookkeeper, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Larry, sons Roy and Alvin, daughter Julie Larabee, brother Harry Wasa, sister Amy Ching and four grandchildren. Private services.

Kyung Hee Ok
May 30, 2012
Kyung Hee Ok, 85, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Charlie K., Chong S., Chong C., Richard C.P., John K. and George C. Yoon; daughter Lucy Parkins; brother Mike Moon; sister Pok Soon; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Cecilia Andres Reano
May 12, 2012
Cecilia Andres Reano, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Life Insurance Co. housekeeper, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Makawao, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Normalito, Dominador and Rodrigo; daughters Candida Quidez, Agustina Reyes, Magdalena Dasmarinas, Erlinda Aquino and Marilyn Tumaneng; 26 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Carl John Rotert Jr.
May 27, 2012
Carl John Rotert Jr., 57, of Kailua-Kona, a property management employee and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Dallas. He is survived by wife Barbara; son Steve; stepsons Raymond, Dave, Richard and Robert Uribes; stepdaughters Debra and Teresa Uribes, Betty Truba and Violet Rios; brother William; sisters Beverly Rotert and Sandy Soto; 39 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Yoshiko Shimazu
June 1, 2012
Yoshiko Shimazu, 78, of Hilo, a retired house cleaner, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers Harou and Masayuki, and sisters Itsue Masaki and Kotoyo Geneku. Private services.

Richard Tenkan Taba Sr.
Feb. 17, 2012
Richard Tenkan Taba Sr., 85, of Honolulu, a retired Salvation Army major, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elsie K.; sons Richard T. Sr., James T. and Myles T.; sister Esther McElderey; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Robert C. Tajima
June 10, 2012
Robert C. Tajima, 90, of Honolulu, a certified public accountant and retired Hawaii Newspaper Agency comptroller, died in 15 Craigside Health Care Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carole, daughter Ann Hartlein, brother Paul and two grandchildren. No services. Scattering of ashes at a later date. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Imiko Tisdale
June 7, 2012
Imiko "Amy" Tisdale, 80, of Ewa Beach, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Toyama, Japan. She is survived by husband William, son William P. IV, daughters Amanda Hair and Krisella Oka, a brother, sisters Hanako and Fumiko, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Red Cross Hawaii tsunami relief fund.

Tatsuko Fukuyama Tsuneyoshi
June 7, 2012
Tatsuko Fukuyama Tsuneyoshi, 96, of Honolulu, a domestic engineer, died. She was born in Hoea, North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Raynor and Randall; daughters Bernice Loo, Sandy and Louise Tsuneyoshi, and Cynthia Kurasaki; brothers Kwanji and Stanley Fukuyama; sister Tomie Fukuyama; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Koshun Yamashiro
May 29, 2012
Koshun "Pachec" Yamashiro, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired Oahu Construction heavy-equipment operator and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by daughter Kathleen "Apricot" Martines, hanai daughter Wailana Haiola, sister Betty Oshiro, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Committal services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

Julia Kulia Schwartz Yim
May 29, 2012
Julia Kulia Schwartz Yim, 89, of Honolulu, a retired pineapple cannery trimmer, died in Pohai Nani. She was born in Laie. She is survived by sons Patrick and Gordon, daughter Theresa Malterre, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Good Samaritan Society-Pohai Nani.

Michelle Lebb Zakimi
May 30, 2012
Michelle Lebb Zakimi, 42, of Aiea, a Hawaiian Airlines customer service agent, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Guy Haruki Zakimi, parents Edward and Faith Lebb, brother Christopher Lebb and grandmother Alice Okihara. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.






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