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Obituaries

For Sunday, August 12, 2012


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Po'ohala Bryson Atay
Aug. 5, 2012
Po'ohala Bryson "Po'o" Atay, 27, of Kahului, a VIP host at clubs in Hollywood, Calif., Las Vegas and Miami, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by fiancee Malia Hudgins, daughter Kalia, father Alika, mother Janet Brown, stepmother Maile, brother Matahi K., sister Moani T. and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Saturday at Hope Chapel in Kihei. Private scattering at a later date.

Felipe Barroga Jr.
July 27, 2012
Felipe Barroga Jr., 61, of Wailuku, a Department of Education elementary school teacher, died in Palo Alto, Calif. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Norma, son Felipe III, daughters Claire L. and Christine N., and brother Kenneth J. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church in Wailuku. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Garden of Meditation.

Valentina Tabisola Bermudez
July 29, 2012
Valentina Tabisola Bermudez, 91, of Kahului died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Sotero; daughters Joan Iverson, Felicidad "Fely" Miller, Patricia "Pat" Bermudez-King and Mary D. Bermudez; sister Rose Guerrero; six grandchildren; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery in Wailuku. Condolences may be sent to www.- ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Lois W. Carter
July 29, 2012
Lois W. Carter, 89, of Honolulu, a retired real estate broker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband John A. Carter, son Scott W. Silverman, daughter Beverly A. Silverman and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

David R. DeCosta III
Aug. 3, 2012
David R. DeCosta III, 60, of Kailua, a self-employed electrician, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Steven and Collin, and sister Laverne Legare. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Joseph De Vera
July 22, 2012
Joseph De Vera, 86, of Pearl City, a retired foreman at the Pearl Harbor motor pool and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Waiakea, Hilo. He is survived by sons Joseph Lopaka Igarta-De Vera; daughter Raenette L. Igarta, Pamela K. Keola, Jo-Lynn P. Igarta, Marlene Texeira, Jo-Anna Herkes, Estelle Catugal and Juanita Kappler; brothers Moses De Vera and Richard, Benjamin, Francis and Rudy Yago; sisters Josepha De Vera, Yolanda Yasunaga and Estrellita Hubbs; 24 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Catherine Maydene Devlin
Aug. 3, 2012
Catherine Maydene Devlin, 89, of Kihei, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. She is survived by sons Michael and James, sister Rhea Burns, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Violet M.H. Grady
Aug. 8, 2012
Violet M.H. Grady, 86, of Honolulu, a retired office clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard, daughters Nora Patterson and Nicolette Fritschel, brothers Robert Y.H. and James Y.B. Kim, sisters Nancy and Ethel Kaheaku, eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5:30 p.m.

Arlene Kehaulani Kakalia
Aug. 4, 2012
Arlene Kehaulani Kakalia, 70, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ronald Jr., Martin, Darin and David Thomas and Timothy Kamaka; daughters Veronica, Alice and Kuuipo Thomas and Elizabeth Pregana; and sister Edwina Glissman. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

Debrah Ku'uleialoha Kahee Kamalii
Aug. 5, 2012
Debrah Ku'uleialoha Kahee Kamalii, 61, of Ainaloa, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by former husband Harry K. Jr.; son Harry J.K.; daughter Deedee George; brothers Matthew and Leroy Kahee and Herman K. Aichle; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m.

Dolores Lucille Kirby
Aug. 6, 2012
Dolores Lucille Kirby, 87, of Kailua died at home. She was born in Portland, Ore. She is survived by son Frank G., daughters Lauran Soffe and Leesa Kirby, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Church in Kailua. Mass: 11 a.m. Reception: noon. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Wayne Charleston Kalani Lewis
April 8, 2012
Wayne Charleston Kalani Lewis, 68, of Henderson, Nev., an Army National Guard retiree, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirl; stepsons Gavin Fujita and Earl J. Gordon; daughter Summer Bilski; stepdaughter Velvet Fujita; brothers Arlington, Wendell, Nathan and Spangler Lewis; sisters Azalea Stokes, Gwendolyn Garcia, Alexanne Kano, Renee Logan, Liane Humphrey, Verda Moana, Charmaigne Kim and Michelle Lewis. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ronald David Lospoc
July 21, 2012
Ronald David "Hoss" Lospoc, 59, of Waipahu, a taxi driver and an Army veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Ronald Jr., Manuel "Kawika" and David Kaleikini-Lospoc; daughters Dahlia Benitez and Evalynn and Jolene Lospoc; brothers Manuel Jr. and Dane; sister Pearl Lum; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Alumagafaaola Malala
July 18, 2012
Alumagafaaola Malala, 41, of Waianae, a Hawaii Logistic Services food sorter in Kapolei, died at home. She was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. She is survived by daughters Ashley Ishikawa and Audra Malala, mother Faletagaloa Viliamu and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kapolei. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Shiokichi Nishimura
July 28, 2012
Shiokichi Nishimura, 88, of Waianae, a retired Heide and Cook pipe fitter and welder, died. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Dale K.; son Paul; daughter Wanda Randall; brothers Bert, Frederic and Naruo; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Teruko Nishimura
July 22, 2012
Teruko "Terry" Nishimura, 98, of Wahiawa, a retired Liberty House employee, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Marconi, Kahuku. She is survived by daughter Gail and sister Matsuko "Margaret" Kawana. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. No flowers.

Mildred Hee Oshita
July 22, 2012
Mildred Hee Oshita, 95, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government clerk at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Yoshita "Charles." Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Emma Macomber Puoanui
July 27, 2012
Emma Macomber Puoanui, 94, of Waianae died. She was born in Waiohinu, Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Millie K. Keouli, Emma P. Pratt and Angie Neill; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sept. 1 at Makaha Kingdom Hall, 84-361 Makaha Valley Road, Waianae. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Barbara Ann Rusert
Aug. 6, 2012
Barbara Ann Rusert, 53, of Hilo, a retired international sales representative for JDS Uniphase Corp., died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Washington. She is survived by former husband Robert M. Sr.; sons Craig H. and Robby M.; daughter Lauren M.; brothers Jim, Mike, Pat, Frank, Larry and Ed Hopkins; sisters Joan Kavanaugh and Mary Mirro. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. today at Mooheau Park, downtown Hilo.

Emiko Shigaki Sato
Aug. 3, 2012
Emiko Shigaki Sato, 91, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Honolulu, a retired Sun Fashions of Hawaii bundler and seamstress, died in Life Care Center of Kona. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Susan Wong, sisters Helen Maruyama and Grace Sato, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Charles Patrick Smith
Aug. 3, 2012
Charles Patrick Smith, 87, of Waipahu, an ROTC instructor at Kamehameha Schools and an Army veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Redding, Pa. He is survived by wife Sylvia L., son Eric C. Smith, sister Betty J. Weaver and a grandchild. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Robert Myron Smith Sr.
Aug. 8, 2012
Robert Myron "Bob" Smith Sr., 67, of Hilo, a retired County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Worcester, Mass. He is survived by wife Maria; sons Chad, Robert Jr. and Shane; daughter Michele Ayala; brothers Howard Jr. and Jonathan; sisters Dorothy Glendenning, Lillian Woods, Doreen Ames and Nancy Pickard; hanai brother Richard Gallarde; hanai sisters Andrea Przybylinski, Sylvia Todd and Gigi Siliado; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Haili Church. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Bernard A. Soares
July 19, 2012
Bernard A. "Sunshine" Soares, 71, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired painter contractor and owner of SS Painting Co., and a commercial fisherman and professional boxer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rita J., sons Derek and Darren, daughter Lisa L., brother David A., sister Johnette Fabra, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Church, 113 Kuawa St., Hilo, behind Ken's Pancake House. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Mitsuko Toda
Aug. 4, 2012
Mitsuko Toda, 69, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Nakandakari, Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by husband Richard F., daughter Terri K., mother Kame Shiroma, brother Mitsuru Shiroma and sisters Hitomi, Rimiko and Asako Shiroma, Noriko Taira and Misako Higa. Private services.

Shirley May Valoroso
Aug. 8, 2012
Shirley May Valoroso, 69, of Paia, Maui, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Duane "Dino," Randal "Toy," Chad and Robin; daughters Raylyn Perez; brother Michael Fernandez; sisters Marie Lopez, Margie Cadorna and Geraldine Binas; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Church in Paia. Mass: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery in Haiku, Maui. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Laura L. Waiohu
Aug. 2, 2012
Laura L. "Lola" Waiohu, 73, of Wailuku died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Henry K. Sr.; sons Henry K. Jr., Isaac and Brandon; daughters Hazel Waiohu-Peterson and Iwalani DeLeon; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Yan Qing Wang
July 28, 2012
Yan Qing Wang, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Zhi Ling Xu; sons Wei Yuan, Zheng Zhong and Cheng Hui Xu; daughters Bao Ying Wong, Xiao Ying Xu and Jie Ying Lum and Li Ying Zhu; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services held. Incorrect information given in an obituary Friday.






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