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Obituaries

For Saturday, June 23, 2012


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Merle Kahikina Akuna
June 9, 2012
Merle Kahikina "Buddy" Akuna, 82, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. test desk supervisor and an Army and Marine Corps veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Ellen H.; daughters Merlyn K. and Mele K. Akuna, and Melisa K. Tobias; brothers Edward and Danton; and sisters Beverly Brown and Laurel Akuna. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Jose Alvarado Jr.
May 13, 2012
Jose "Doi" Alvarado Jr., 70, of Waipahu died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jose "Jay" II, daughters Wendy-Jo Alvarado-Batad and Josette Alvarado, mother Marie, brothers Patrick Lagrimas and Frederico "Freddy" Alvarado, sister Constance "Indai" Kanekoa and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Avelina Pasion Baclagan
May 26, 2012
Avelina Pasion Baclagan, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Greeters of Hawaii lei maker and flower arranger, died in Honolulu. She was born in Tumauini, Isabela, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Angelita Sera, Betsaida Vila, Corazon Dela Rosa, Teresita Francisco, Ernestina Naniong, Gloria Raras, Tess Pascual and Emma Castro; sister Maria Domingo; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Fabian Decena Barba
June 9, 2012
Fabian Decena Barba, 89, of Ewa Beach, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. carpenter, died in Aiea. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Aster, Felizardo and Fabian Jr.; daughters Linda and Jina Agustin, Chita Afaga, Josie Blue, Edna Aguada and Cynthia Nash; 28 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Program: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Program: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Frederico Cabo
June 11, 2012
Frederico Cabo, 79, of Kaneohe, an Army veteran and a bus driver, died in Holy Family Care Home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brother Benjamin and sister Patsy C. Ordanza. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Arthur Christensen
June 12, 2012
Arthur Christensen, 82, of Mililani, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard construction inspector and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in White Bear Lake, Minn. He is survived by sons Wade and Brian, daughter Leilani Olinger, sisters Dorothy Peterson and Mary Christensen, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Jiminiana Bonilla Coloma
June 2, 2012
Jiminiana Bonilla "Iniang" Coloma, 80, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Poi Co. taro trimmer, died in Waipahu. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Dennis; daughter Tess de Jesus; brothers Jorge, Isayas and Alipio Bonilla; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Primrose Kuanoni Diaz
June 14, 2012
Primrose Kuanoni Diaz, 72, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired Kona Farmers Co-Op macadamia nut laborer, died in Life Care Center Kona. She was born in South Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Walter, Rodney, Eddie and Richard; brother George Kuanoni; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. today at St. Benedict Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow. Flowers welcome. Call 938-5764 or 938-8448.

Kenneth Masaru Hashizume
June 10, 2012
Kenneth Masaru Hashizume, 82, of Mililani, a retired Mililani Waena Elementary School teacher and an Army veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jon T., daughter Jan K. Tetsutani and brother Herman T. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

Virginia Marie Hatfield
June 8, 2012
Virginia Marie Hatfield, 65, of Waianae, a retired psychologist and nurse, died in Waianae. She was born in Jersey City, N.J. She is survived by brother Robert and sisters Nancy Ryan and Lois Hatfield. Private services.

Robert S. Hayashi
May 22, 2012
Robert S. "Bobby" Hayashi, 62, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by brother William "Billy." Private services.

Margaret Kato
May 20, 2012
Margaret "Margie" Kato, 65, of Pearl City, a retired Radford High School educator, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Sandy Nip and Pauline Kato. Private services.

Angela Dumlao Labuguen
June 18, 2012
Angela Dumlao Labuguen, 89, of Kalihi, a retired papaya farmer, died at home. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Maximo V.; son Estanislao; daughters Violeta D. Labuguen and Clarita Peters; hanai son Arnulfo Pascual; brother Silvestre Dumlao; sisters Brigida Tibia, Victoria Castro and Emiliana Ellari; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Eugenio Pedro Labuguen
June 5, 2012
Eugenio Pedro "Kinyo" Labuguen, 88, of Waipahu, a retired state janitorial services employee and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Brigida "Nida"; sons Cesar, Marino, Eddie and Glenn; daughters Lydia Sagadraca and Lyneth Battle; brothers Delpidio and Arnold Labuguen, and William "Bill" Labogen; sisters Rosamilia Sagmaquen, Helen Relacion, Rosita San Miguel and Gloria Aqui; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

Jose R. Lactaoen
May 25, 2012
Jose R. Lactaoen, 100, of Honolulu, former owner of Queen's Dry Cleaning and retiree from Al Phillips the Cleaner, died in Honolulu. He was born in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by wife Clarita; sons Joseph Jr. and Gus; daughters Carmen Lanegan, Celeste O'Brien and Frances Higgins; stepson David Lee; brothers Cleto and Monico; sister Maximina Hebron; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1124 7th Ave., Kaimuki. Mass: 9:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Mary Ellen Sowell Lawrence
June 19, 2012
Mary Ellen Sowell Lawrence, 92, of Honolulu, an artist and member of the National League of American Pen Women, died in Honolulu. She was born in New London, Conn. She is survived by son Henry W. and daughters Ellen L. Chapman and Barbara W. Lawrence. Private services.

Ronny Tong Sok Lee
May 20, 2012
Ronny Tong Sok Lee, 52, of Waimea, Hawaii, a home caretaker, former Century 21 Realtor and former restaurant manager at Jack in the Box, Jolly Roger's Restaurant and Wendy's, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sheryl, son Bryson and sisters Doreen Mortimer and Cheryl Shinogi. Private services. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 6432, Kamuela, HI 96743.

Mildred Masako Maeda
May 12, 2012
Mildred Masako Maeda, 93, of Laguna Woods, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a Hawaii Judiciary Adult Probation Department steno supervisor, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Steven and Rodney, daughter Janice, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

The Rev. Ahofitu Maka
June 14, 2012
The Rev. Ahofitu Maka, 90, of Ewa Beach, a Weslyn Church of Tonga minister, died at home. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by sons Luelani, Feletoa, Melino, Tevita, Christopher, Francis and Sione; daughters Lupe Kato and Mapuana Mailei; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church of Honolulu, 1020 S. Beretania St. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. June 30 at the church. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Jean Shigeko Okimoto
May 29, 2012
Jean Shigeko Okimoto, 88, of Aiea, a retired Young Laundry & Dry Cleaning clerk, died in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jeffrey T. and Neal Y., brother Francis Yoshimura, sisters Gladys Yoshimura and Mildred Miyata, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Diosdado Binyan Rubio
June 18, 2012
Diosdado Binyan "Dado" Rubio, 83, of Waipahu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 72 rigger, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Gary and Anthony "Tony," daughters Linda Mae Pagente and Doreen Kahinu, brothers Ceasar and Rueben, sisters Angelina Navarro and Rebecca Galios, 22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Yukie Sato
March 12, 2012
Yukie Sato, 85 of Honolulu, a retired Sears retail store office clerk, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Arnold, daughter Lynette Okazaki, brother Henry Nishino, sister Patsy Shigematsu and a grandchild. Private services.

Maria Puanani Hoapili Schlemmer
June 7, 2012
Maria Puanani Hoapili Schlemmer, 69, of Kailua, a cook at the former Smitty's Pancake House in Kailua, died in Kailua. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by husband Rodney P. Sr.; sons Rodney P. Jr. and Vernon K.; daughter Monique K. Miner; brothers Vernon K., Joseph K. Jr. and Kenneth M. Hoapili; sister Anna Miyasaki; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Susan Leilani Seril
June 19, 2012
Susan Leilani Seril, 56, of Honolulu died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Shana Foreman; mother Sarah Esslinger; brothers Milton Maeda, Darrel and Wesley Seril, and Jim Esslinger; and sisters Roberta DaRosa, and Theresa, Debbie, Kathy and Shiela Esslinger. Private services.

Evangeline L. Subica
June 12, 2012
Evangeline L. Subica, 50, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired Blane's Drive Inn cashier, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Richard A.; sons Alfred A. and Hauoli "Richard"; daughters Clarissa K. Fernandez and Danielle K. Subica; mother Evelyn K. Hui; brother Campbell "BoBo" Hui Jr.; sisters Bernette Hui-Collo, Camilla L. Mahuna and Dorothy M. Souza; and eight grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

Charlotte Wai Ung Wong
June 10, 2012
Charlotte Wai Ung Wong, 84, of Honolulu, owner of Monsarrat Grocery, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Arthur Y.N., son Steven C.S., sisters Winnifred Chang and Shirley Young, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Fred T. Young
May 29, 2012
Fred T. Young, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department assistant police chief, American Savings Bank assistant vice president of security and owner of Young & Associates private investigation agency, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol J., son Shane T.W., daughters Shelley K.K. Young-Supnet and Jacquelyn Young-Maslin, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Private inurnment.






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