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Obituaries

For Friday, June 29, 2012


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Harriet Miu Kin Chun Akuna
June 7, 2012
Harriet Miu Kin Chun Akuna, 83, of Haleiwa, a retired Realtor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Barney M.H.; daughter Charlene Lin Tai Goo Sakamoto; sons Barney Tim, Isaac and Bertrand; brother Daniel Chun; sisters Annette Lam and Betty Lau; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Esmenia Lucia Belmonte
June 23, 2012
Esmenia Lucia Belmonte, 81, of Kilauea, Kauai, a retired supervisor for The Cliffs at Princeville, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kilauea. She is survived by husband Isidro Sr.; sons Isidro Jr., Andrew and Eric; daughter Brandie Pimental; brothers Jose and Joseph Yadao; sisters Josephine Asuncion, Christina Contantino and Frances Bilog; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. July 6 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Kilauea. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kilauea Japanese Cemetery. Casual attire.

Martin Branco
June 26, 2012
Martin "Jackie" Branco, 89, of Hilo, a Standard Oil Co. area salesman and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Laupahoehoe Point, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Rita A.; sons Jack L., William "Billy Dave," Martin "Marty" and Greg; daughter Marvellee Azevedo; hanai sons Alan Parker and Analu Elliott; hanai daughters Elizabeth "Girlie" Miller and Eileene Waardenburg; brothers Charlie and Manfred; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Christine Ann Cruze
June 13, 2012
Christine Ann Cruze, 58, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clinton, Carson and Camron Soares; parents James and Carolyn Thomas; brothers Kimo and Mike Thomas; sister Carolyn Thomas; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Federico Cabanting Dalit Sr.
June 6, 2012
Federico Cabanting Dalit Sr., 88, of Honolulu, a retired stevedore for McCabe, Hamilton & Renny Co., died in Honolulu. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Federico "Fred" Jr., Gregory and Edgar "Dean"; daughters Floresita "Flo" Baldonado and Stephanie Saxton; sisters Presentacion "Flor" Dalit-Dasalla, Teresita Dalit-Cabanting and Revelina Dalit-Bautista; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. July 6 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. July 7 at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Emma Luella Davenport
June 24, 2012
Emma Luella Davenport, 90, of Kailua-Kona, a Tektronix Inc. assembler, died at home. She was born in Elma, Wash. She is survived by sons Bruce and Keith, daughter Linda Hirsch, sister Natalie Cruzen, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services in Portland, Ore.

Kelala Kuokalanikolohia Durante
June 20, 2012
Kelala Kuokalanikolohia Durante, 35, of Waianae, a self-employed handyman, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Melissa Kealohi; son Micha Akiona; daughters Kayla and Mariah Kealohi; parents Gerald Richard and Kalae Durante; brothers Alika Durante and Hoku Sylva; sister Chyann Sylva; and grandmother Matilda Richard. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Raymond Pihaleo Duvauchelle
June 20, 2012
Raymond Pihaleo Duvauchelle, 84, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired Kauai County police officer, died at home. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Josephine, sons Ray and Dr. Douglas, daughters Joe Rae Baptiste and Sheryl Ramos, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 7 at Koloa Union Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery.

Sally Eufemia Ceballos Edayan
June 17, 2012
Sally Eufemia Ceballos "Soling" Edayan, 86, of Waimea, Kauai, a Hawaii state tax examiner, died in Garden Island Healthcare. She was born in Waimea. She is survived by sons Leonard and Clyde, daughter Cynthia Waters, brother Clem Ceballos, sister Betty Parraga and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Private burial.

Florence Kuulei Fitzgerald
June 18, 2012
Florence Kuulei Fitzgerald, 78, of Waianae, a retired Hawaii State Hospital paramedic assistant and a Navy veteran, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harry, son Moroni "Butch" Napeahi, daughter Fay Iokia, sister Lena Apana and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 92-900 Makakilo Drive. Services: noon. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Carol Ann Geren
June 15, 2012
Carol Ann Geren, 65, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired domestic engineer and homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Loraine, Ohio. She is survived by daughter Tina Brown and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: July 14 at the family residence. Call 937-2496 for more information. Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 534, Kurtistown, HI 96760.

Reginald Melville Gooding
June 24, 2012
Reginald Melville Gooding, 83, of Waimanalo, a retired marine biologist and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Suffern, N.Y. He is survived by wife Rose Marie; sons Nathan, Kevin and Jeremy; and three grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes.

Lorna Lynn Gum
May 28, 2012
Lorna Lynn Gum, 53, of Chattanooga, Tenn., formerly of Hawaii, died in Chattanooga. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Lorna and brothers Glenn and Garrett. Private services.

Collin Ronald Hemmy
May 26, 2012
Collin Ronald Hemmy, 46, of Honolulu, died at home. He was born in Mondovi, Wis. He is survived by parents Ronald and Sharon and two sisters. Services: 4 p.m. July 14 at Hawaii Yacht Club, 1739 Ala Moana Blvd. #C, Ala Wai Harbor. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Daniel Kamakele Kailiwai Jr.
June 18, 2012
Daniel Kamakele "Danny" Kailiwai Jr., 60, of Kailua-Kona, a Kamehameha Investment Corp. landscaper and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife JoAnn; sons Bulla, Jerome and Lance; daughter C.C.; hanai son Mauna Kea Akeo; mother Lucy; brother Oni; sisters MaryLou Medeiros, Lois Shirai and Batty Lou Nelson; and 10 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. July 21 at Wawaloli Beach Park. Services: 10 a.m. Call 756-4834.

Moheni Lakatani
June 23, 2012
Moheni Lakatani, 71, of Kaaawa, a Hawaii state prison guard, died in Honolulu. He was born in Tuapa, Niue Island. He is survived by wife Tiana; sons Jackson, Marvin and Miko Lakatani, Aunuua King-Lakatani, Raleigh Talia-Lakatani and Manu Tauala-Lakatani; daughters Harriett Taito-Lakatani, Ijeva Matavele-Lakatani, Leatrice Tuigamela-Lakatani, Tiana Kennar Lakatani and Pinky Vole-Lakatani; brothers Sani Elia, Posimani, Pete, Jackson, Kristo, Panapa and Sam; sisters Make Suini Cummings, and Elama and Trinity Lakatani; 28 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 6 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Genevieve Kiaumalani Mahalo
June 15, 2012
Genevieve Kiaumalani "Aunty Jenny" Mahalo, 83, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, died in Molokai General Hospital. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by hanai daughters Jean and Annette Brindley, Laurie Bishaw, Kazan Dela Cruz, and Molokai and Lie "Makana" Kaneakua; and sisters Aggie Ai, Rita Rust and Gwendolyn McGwin. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Ka Hale Hoano Hou O Ke Akua Church in Kalihi. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Carolyn Aiko Murashima
May 18, 2012
Carolyn Aiko Murashima, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Fisherman's Wharf pantry worker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Paul and Jeffrey, daughter Cheryl Chow, and six grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Tokumi Nagatoshi
June 8, 2012
Tokumi Nagatoshi, 94, of Ho-nolulu, a retired Board of Water Supply automotive mechanic, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Huleia, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Sandra Nagatoshi, Beverly L. Nishimoto and Susan M. Yamaguchi; sister Sharon Lim; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Tom Noboru Oshiro
June 11, 2012
Tom Noboru Oshiro, 86, of Aiea, a retired Star Markets meat department manager and retired Army sergeant first class, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by sons Herbert H. Oshiro and Charles Y. Taum; daughter Margaret T. Nagai; sisters Dorothy K. Terukina, Evelyn M. Miyashiro and Helen K. Blaisdell; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Vivian Aimalama Purdy
June 16, 2012
Vivian Aimalama "Ama" Purdy, 75, of Ewa Beach, a retired Hawaii State Library librarian and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons James, Harry and William; daughter Lorelei Purdy-Jenson; brothers Levi and Albert Perkins; sister Roberta Garcia; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. No services. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Ace Pete Baysa Ramento
May 19, 2012
Ace Pete Baysa Ramento, 67, of Wahiawa, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Guimba, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. He is survived by wife Trinidad "Trini"; daughters Agren Ramento and Grace Alabastro; sisters Carmen Cacbay, Aurora Beleno and Cecilia Tomas; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Program: 10:15 a.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice West, attention: David Wo, 2251 Mahalo St., Honolulu, HI 96817.

Marie A. Sheldon
June 18, 2012
Marie A. Sheldon, 69, of Kapolei, an attorney, died at home. She was born in Columbus, Ga. She is survived by husband Danny, son Michael McDonald, stepsons Scott and Spencer, stepdaughter Jennifer Montoya, mother Doris, brother Stephen Pouleris, sister Teresa Broom and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences at borthwickoahu.com.

Masako Shigeta
June 17, 2012
Masako Shigeta, 91, of Honolulu, a retired state employee, died in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

Joseph E. Simms Jr.
June 21, 2012
Joseph E. Simms Jr., 64, of Ewa Beach, a Ceridian project manager, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by brother James D. and sister Monica S. Forbes. Private services.

Rose Sadame Sugai
June 12, 2012
Rose Sadame Sugai, 89, of Honolulu, retired owner of Okazaki and Sugai Plastering, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Clarence Nakamura. Private services.

Simplicio Jumauan Tagalog
May 28, 2012
Simplicio Jumauan Tagalog, also known as "Pete" and "Peciong," 80, of Waipahu, a retired Catholic Charities Palama Settlement employee and Heide & Cook refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic, died in Aiea. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Leonora B. "Nora" Gozon-Tagalog; sons Darrell P. Tagalog Lapulapu and Peter K. Gozon-Tagalog; daughters Juanita Visitacion, Grace L. Townsend, Vivian M. Tagalog, Anette M. Ibarra, Abigail I. Kupihea, Leonette I. Tagalog Ka'auamo and Naomi Gozon-Tagalog; former wife Sally; sister Loretta Tagalog Shinozawa; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:15 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Matagiolo Tigilau
June 13, 2012
Matagiolo Tigilau, 68, of Waimanalo, a retired federal firefighter, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab. He was born in Ta'u Manu'a, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Fua; sons Mathew and Matagiolo Jr.; daughters Sonja Okesene, Leua Gaisoa, Puniloa Chavira, Aiga and Debra Tigilau, Taufua Letalulacaran and Repeka Letalu; brothers Simona Taufua, Tigilau Apelu and Pulaa and Toetu Tuaoa; sisters Teletala Moaeoge, Siumoo Letalu, Suasaa Gatoloai and Selin Afuola; 33 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 7 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Maile Daguio Watters
June 22, 2012
Maile Daguio Watters, 25, of Kapolei, died in Aiea. She was born in Orange, Calif. She is survived by husband Marc, son Ethan M., parents George and Carol Medina, father Gino Daguio and sisters Anela Torres and Emmie Daguio. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at New Hope Leeward, 95-050 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

William J. Wiley
June 18, 2012
William J. "Bill" Wiley, 88, of Honolulu, a teacher and director of instructional resources at Hono-lulu Community College, died at home. He was born in Mason City, Iowa. He is survived by wife Iris. Private services. Donations suggested to the Southern Poverty Law Center in Atlanta, Institute for Human Services, or other charity.

Grace C. Young
June 17, 2012
Grace C. Young, 91, of Waipahu, a retired office manager for Dr. Paul Young and retired Adventure World Travel tour escort, died in a care home. She was born in Kapaia, Kauai. She is survived by brother George H.T. Chu and sister Elsie. Burial services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences at borthwickoahu.com.





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