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Obituaries

For Saturday, June 30, 2012


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LAST UPDATED: 01:46 a.m. HST, Jun 30, 2012



Romualdo Saoit Acosta
May 31, 2012
Romualdo Saoit Acosta, 76, of Waipahu, a DoubleTree Alana Hotel retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosario A.; sons Jose, Selmar and Emmanuel; daughters Abelina Almachar, Carmenchita and Rizalina Acosta, and Zenaida Ramos; brothers Ruperto, Dalmacio, Rodney Sr. and Leodigario; sisters Juliana Gattu, Eugenia Bermudez, Apolonia Agarma, Regina Mentac and Nena Lacar; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Paul Kamoku Aiona
June 24, 2012
Paul Kamoku Aiona, 43, of Hilo, a mechanic and mason, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Moana, hanai son Sean Sakado-Calvo, hanai daughters Seante and Shevelle Sakado-Calvo; brother Isreal; and sisters LindyAnn Aiona and AnnaLynn Tailan. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Casual attire.

Robert Abaya Cortezan
May 1, 2012
Robert Abaya "Bobby" Cortezan, 79, of Honolulu, a retired musician and cruise-ship entertainer and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sisters Josephine "Jo" Duvauchelle, Mabel "Aunty Jean" Pacarro and Mary Alice "Mamie" Powelson. Visitation: 3 p.m. Thursday at Koloa Union Church, 3289 Poipu Road. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to a favorite charity.

William Rodrigues Costa
June 10, 2012
William Rodrigues Costa, 95, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by nephews Donald and Michael D. Dos Santos, Richard Newberg, Johnny and Craig Ruiz, Stewart and Brian Harbottle, Arin K.K.K. Adams and Jerry Adams Jr.; and nieces Donna D.S. and Amber A.E. Adams, Doris Ruiz, Edna Shea, Diana Hartley, Brenda Samuel and Marilynn Aki. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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 Micah 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

Loida Flores Fayloga
June 6, 2012
Loida Flores Fayloga, 53, of Honolulu, a Kapiolani Medical Center registered nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Lauren, mother Rosalinda, brothers Lorenzo and Boyett, and sisters Evelyn Cimatu and Cristeta Owan. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Eulogy: 9:45 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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, Elama and Trinity Lakatani, and Fou Maae; 28 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday 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. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

Herman Lariosa
June 20, 2012
Herman Lariosa, 80, of Kapolei, a retired chief boatswain with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research ship Townsend Cromwell, died in Kapolei. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Rosaline S., daughter Cynthia L. Young, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:45 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Juliana Peralta Mendoza
May 28, 2012
Juliana Peralta Mendoza, 89, of Ewa Beach, a Hawaiian Building Maintenance retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Johnny, Marcos Jr. and Modesto; daughters Norma Dacanay and Helen Eusebio; sister Pilar Barrozo; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. July 9 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. July 10 at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Thomas Matthew Moore
June 20, 2012
Thomas Matthew "T.M." Moore, 88, of Waianae, a retired deputy flight chief and a Navy veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Louisiana. He is survived by sons Scotty and Todd, daughter Ashley Lopes and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Joseph Nihipali Jr.
June 11, 2012
Joseph Nihipali Jr., 54, of Hauula, a city heavy-equipment operator and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Michele; sons Kevin and Akiro; parents Joseph and Grace; brother Leonard; sisters Debra Nihipali, Deanne Silva and Lorrie Taylor; grandparent Mayrose Adolpho; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. July 7 at Hauula Congregational Church. Celebration of life: 11 a.m.

Bert LeRoy Nunes
June 23, 2012
Bert LeRoy Nunes, 68, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired tour director at Island Holiday Tours and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by son Brandon; mother Sarah; brothers Leslie, Mervin and Wendell; sister Beverly P.; and two grandchildren. Services to be announced at a later date.

Daniel Colon Pagan Jr.
June 3, 2012
Daniel Colon "Danny" Pagan Jr., 59, of Honolulu, a roofer and self-employed handyman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Kelli M. and Bianca R.; sisters Valerie Lopes, Josephine "Joey" Hernandez and Colleen Kama; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Program: 11:30 a.m. Services at noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Mitsuo Suzuki
June 12, 2012
Mitsuo Suzuki, 92, of Honolulu, a retired insurance agent at Occidental Life/TransAmerica, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jonathan and two grandchildren. Private services.

Peter T. Vorfeld
March 29, 2012
Peter T. Vorfeld, 75, of Waimanalo, a Pacific Machinery heavy agricultural and construction equipment retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Esther Green; daughter Victoria Kukuruda; stepson Jason Green; stepdaughters July and Jody Green, and Jennifer Taddai; stepmother Judy; brother Ted; and nine grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Monday at 41-1009 Laumilo St., Waimanalo. Scattering of ashes to follow at Waimanalo Beach, fronting the residence. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Karen Lee Wibly
June 22, 2012
Karen Lee Wibly, 58, of Kailua-Kona, a deli chef in the food industry, died in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio. She is survived by brothers Rick and Bill Wollet, and sisters Ashley King and Gretchen Belley. Private services.

Benjamin Shinichi Yamada
June 17, 2012
Benjamin Shinichi Yamada, 97, of Kaneohe, a time keeper accountant at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 100th Battalion and a Purple Heart recipient, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Thelma T. Private services.






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