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Obituaries

For Friday, July 27, 2012


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Cresencia Sagisi Acojido
July 24, 2012
Cresencia Sagisi Acojido, 83, of Puhi, Kauai, a retired landscaper with Kauai Nursery and Landscaping, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Henry S., Julian and Peter Acojido, and Froilan A. Cravalho; daughters Luz Labrador and Teresa Ramos; sisters Dominga S. Alcaraz and Elisa S. Adaoag; 22 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Aug. 4 at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial in the Philippines.

Samuel G.K. Ah Nee Jr.
July 13, 2012
Samuel G.K. Ah Nee Jr., 75, of Kaneohe, a city Refuse Division superintendent at the Kailua yard and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Wendell and Branden; daughters Donna Tanouye, Wanda Ah Nee, Pamela Ah Nee-Sua and Wendy Kahumoku; hanai daughter Denny-Jean Bayford; mother Jennie; brother David; 21 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

Barbara M. Ahia
July 12, 2012
Barbara M. Ahia, 69, of Kahuku, a Kaneohe District Park swimming pool manager, died in Kailua. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by husband Don, mother Gerda Barrus and brother Walter R. Barrus. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at King's Cathedral, 5740 Kalanianaole Highway. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

James Paul Anjo Sr.
July 12, 2012
James Paul Anjo Sr., 86, of Honolulu, a retired federal employee and Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by son James Paul "Bino" Jr., daughter Kathleen Anjo Kilby and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Dinicia N. Ariz
July 15, 2012
Dinicia N. Ariz, 87, of Mililani died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. She is survived by sons George D. Jr. and Byron S., daughter Marlene Lowthian and Roberta Koenigsberger, brothers Stan and Jose "Joe" Narito, sisters Evelyn Caluya and Ann Villanueva, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Merrydy Barnett
July 10, 2012
Merrydy "Dee" Barnett, 81, of Kahuku, a chef, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in California. Private services.

Laura B. Bingaman
June 22, 2012
Laura B. Bingaman, 52, of Honolulu, owner of First Hawaiian Mortgage, died. She was born in Colorado. She is survived by daughter Andrea. Services: 4 p.m. Aug. 4 at Lanikai Beach canoes area. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Aloha United Way.

Florence Marie Delzell
July 10, 2012
Florence Marie Delzell, 93, of Honolulu, a retired interior decorator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by son Richard C. Ray, daughter Stephanie Ercole, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. No services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Julia Flores
July 1, 2012
Julia Flores, 63, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She is was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Moses Robello Jr. and sisters Margaret Ponce, Frances Jardine and Jeannette Navarro. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Clifford Cran Francis
July 8, 2012
Clifford Cran Francis, 23, of Kapapala, Hawaii, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents Lani and Bill Petrie, brothers Alex Francis and Charles Petrie, sister Kathleen Petrie Gray and grandparents Genevieve Cran, and Charles and Rose Petrie. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4 at the family residence, Kapapala Ranch, Kau. Casual attire.

Wanda L.K. Freitas
July 23, 2012
Wanda L.K. Freitas, 62, of Waimea, Kauai, died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Damien; daughters Michell Lyn and Melissa Santiago, and Monica Lumabao; stepson Delbert; stepdaughters Nicole Nonaka, Diane Delima and Sheila Freitas; brother Howard Naleimaile; sister Mona McCullough; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Waimea Foreign Church. Services: 10 a.m.

Beatriz Dakis Geronimo
July 14, 2012
Beatriz Dakis Geronimo, 79, of Kapolei died in Honolulu. She was born in Pampanga, Philippines. She is survived by sons Daniel and David, daughter Diana, sister Celia Larin and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

Kenneth Shigeru Honma Jr.
July 6, 2012
Kenneth Shigeru Honma Jr., 69, of Honolulu, co-owner of Wholesale Unlimited and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Betty S., sons Marc M. and Yates T., brothers Allen and Michael, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Merrie Masako Kendrick
June 11, 2012
Merrie Masako Kendrick, 94, of Lufkin, Texas, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Fred M. and Gerald P., daughter Kathleen Kolk, sister Doris Sheeley, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services held.

William Henry Kraft
July 12, 2012
William Henry "Bill" Kraft, 85, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Honolulu Airport general manager and Hilo Airport manager, died at home. He also was an air traffic controller, airline passenger agent and a Coast Guard veteran. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by wife Ruth, son Robert, daughter Renee and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona.

Alfred Leslie Sr.
July 15, 2012
Alfred Leslie Sr., 73, of Napoopoo, Hawaii, a fisherman, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Napoopoo. He is survived by sons Wayne and Alfred Leslie Jr., Edward Keliinohomoku, Biart Spencer and Alexander Rigaud; daughters Roseann Gandeza, Sharon Rigaud, Shirley Soares and Aldalynn Leslie-Heaps; brothers Henry III, Henry, Charles and Gordon; sisters Joanna Gaspar, Mary Paiva and Irene Debina; 30 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 5 at Kona Seventh-day Adventist Church, Captain Cook. Services: 10 a.m. No flowers. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 1065 Captain Cook, HI 96704. Call 328-8685 for information.

Margaret Levy
July 2, 2012
Margaret Levy, 65, of Koae, Hawaii, a certified nursing assistant, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by companion Anthony Dohanos, son Amedeo Markoff, brother Gary and two grandchildren. Services: noon Aug. 4 at Pohoiki Beach Park.

Vicente Mendoza
June 30, 2012
Vicente "Cente" Mendoza, 79, of Aiea, a retired Moana Surfrider Hotel employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Erlinda; son Lorenzo; daughters Emelda Lapointe, Erlinda Viado and Virginia Gano; brothers Pedro, Sotero, Rosendo and Sonny; sister Leonarda Ramil; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Nora Sunoko Nakamura
July 10, 2012
Nora Sunoko Nakamura, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Epiphany School child day care attendant, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Miles M., brothers Harold S. and Noboru Higa, sister Patsy S. Garald, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Florentina Naone
July 4, 2012
Florentina "Tina" Naone, 70, of Kaneohe, a retired activities coordinator at Ann Pearl Care Home, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Franklyn "Jr.," Daniel "Bat" and Richard "Rick"; and daughters Kamelon "Kammy" and Elizabeth "Libby." Services: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 4 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Robert Hughes Pearson
July 11, 2012
Robert Hughes Pearson, 89, of Aiea, a retired KZOO Radio electrical engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Muncie, Ind. He is survived by nephews James, Tucker, Jeff and Stephan McAtee. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Ronald Jess Pebley
July 7, 2012
Ronald Jess "Pops" Pebley, 75, of Honolulu, an artist, picture framing specialist and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Missouri. He is survived by sons George and Curtis Pebley, Noble and Montgomery "Buttons" Kaluhiokalan, and William Cooki; daughters Valerie Pebley, Keahaulani Jardine and Jackie Kalani; sister Betty Mclaren; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 8 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Waikiki Wall. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

Alice L. Peters
July 23, 2012
Alice L. Peters, 98, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hale Ho'ola Hamakua. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Leonard and Kenneth, hanai daughter Lucille V. Chung, sister Virginia Fernandes, nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Aug. 4 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Papaaloa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire.

Charles A. Peterson Jr.
July 18, 2012
Charles A. "Pete" Peterson Jr., 91, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Douglas Aircraft hydraulic engineer, operator of Santa Catalina Mooring Service and an Army veteran who served in World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star and Philippine Defense Medal, died at home. He was born in Stanley, N.C. He is survived by son Bill, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Aug. 18 at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe. Donations suggested to Kauai Hospice in memory of Charles A. Peterson.

Nellie Naleielua Loihana Piena
July 13, 2012
Nellie Naleielua Loihana Piena, 84, of Kaneohe, a Haiku Gardens Restaurant hostess and manager, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Wainwright, Clarence "Baba" and Peter "Butch"; daughters Uilani Piena and Aileen Pahia; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Darlene E. Plaster
July 16, 2012
Darlene E. "Dana" Plaster, 59, of Oroville, Calif., died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Eddie R.; sons Michael and Brian Kovaloff, and Flint Plaster; daughters Jennifer Mochizuki, Jennifer Sepulveda, Belinda Williams and Deidra Edgar; father Joe Mochizuki; brothers Dwight Decker and Wayne Mochizuki; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Aug. 3 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Dwayne Scott Reis
July 23, 2012
Dwayne Scott Reis, 51, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, died at home. He was born in Lawai, Kauai. He is survived by father Harry and sister Ginger. Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Lily Siu
July 12, 2012
Lily Siu, 98, of Wahiawa, proprietor of Family Grocery Store, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Eddie, daughters Roberta Ferreira and Marietta Nihei, nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation and Taoist services: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Curtis Alan Smith
June 24, 2012
Curtis Alan Smith, 71, of Ocean View, Hawaii, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in San Diego. No services.

Thongkam Tarapantr
July 22, 2012
Thongkam Tarapantr, 87, of Holualoa, Hawaii, an electronic assembler, died. She was born in Thailand. She is survived by daughter Sudsanguan Nelson, brother Kumpoo Tornsri and a grandchild. Services in Thailand.

Siaosi Thompson
July 12, 2012
Siaosi "George" Thompson, 73, of Aiea, retired from Hickam civil service and Air Force Reserve, died in Kailua. He was born in Fagatogo, Tutuila, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Ivoga P.; sons Rudolph T. "Rudy" and George A. "Bo"; daughter Emma T.; brothers Dennis, William and Robert Apisa, and Wallen, Papaliitele (the Rev.) Jack Tihati, Wallace and Norman Thompson; sisters Caroline Dipzinski, Esther Shimasaki and Margret Tupuola; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Island Family Christian Church, 3375 Salt Lake Blvd. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Mary H. Torres
July 22, 2012
Mary H. Torres, 81, of Hilo, a McDonald's employee, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by husband Joseph. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.






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