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Obituaries

For Sunday, August 19, 2012


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Chalmers Larsen Akima
July 22, 2012
Chalmers Larsen Akima, 48, of Las Vegas and Waimea, Hawaii, an employee of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, KTA Super Stores, Com Systems in Las Vegas and the California Hotel and Casino, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents William Louis and Lorna M.K. Akima, brother William L. Jr., sister Willette K. and hanai sister Jolynn Dean. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Imiola Congrega-tional Church in Waimea. Services: 1 p.m. Inurnment to follow at Imiola Congregational Church Cemetery.

Dean Mitsuo Arakawa
Aug. 14, 2012
Dean Mitsuo Arakawa, 58, of Haliimaile, Maui, a Kalima O Maui supervisor, died. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Louise "Mili," daughter Miriam "Anuhea," brother Leslie and sister Lenora L. Naylor. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Paia Hawaiian Protestant Church. Services: 11 a.m. No flowers. Online condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

June Toshiko Asari
Aug. 2, 2012
June Toshiko Asari, 82, of Honolulu, an ABC Stores customer service representative, died. She was born in Saga-Ken, Japan. She is survived by son Wesley Y., daughter Amy E. Matsuoka, brother Teruo Tanaka, sister Yoshiko Koba and two grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jack Ching
July 24, 2012
Jack "Honduke" Ching, 93, of Mililani, a legendary Harley-Davidson motorcycle racer, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jack Jr. and Lawrence; daughters Merlyn C. Silva, JoAnn Sato and Karen Paty; brother Willie; sisters Violet Chew and Eleanor Lung; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Michael K. Frye
July 18, 2012
Michael K. Frye, 54, of Chicago, formerly of Honolulu, a flight and trauma intensive care unit nurse, died in Chicago. He was born in Poteau, Okla. He is survived by mother Peggy, brother Sonny and sister Debbie Beason. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Waimanalo. Casual attire. Donations suggested to any volunteer medical mission organization.

Veronica Felicia Orot Glipa
July 21, 2012
Veronica Felicia Orot "Ronnie" Glipa, 81, of Waianae, a state employee of the Department of Social Services & Housing, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Abednigo "Tiger"; sons Aaron M., Dathan and Gentry-Joshua; daughters Roxanne Burnett, Jere Glipa and Dodie Dawn Shigeta; sister Lucy "Loon" Toler; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, 45-425 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.BorthwickOahu.com.

Harry Akira Higa
July 29, 2012
Harry Akira Higa, 73, of North Riverside, Ill., a retired Standard Car Truck Co. project engineer, died in Oak Park, Ill. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Dorothy; sons Shawn, Conrad and Matthew; daughters Martha Higa-Manzano, Naomi Mohr and Leonna Mote; brothers Dennis Unciano and Alan Omo; sisters Florence Basug, Beverly Doty and Fumie Ohmi; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 30 at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Services: 9:30 a.m. Casual/aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences may be sent to www.kuratkofuneral-home.com.

Jane Ishii-Arney
Aug. 8, 2012
Jane "Mari-Chan" Ishii-Arney, 46, of Aiea, a Trinity Christian School assistant teacher in Kailua, died in Aiea. She was born in Mountain View, Calif. She is survived by husband Raymond R., sons Samuel and Gabriel Arney, parents Masumi and Hisako Ishii and sister Linda Kawakami. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hope Chapel West Oahu, 94-877 Lumiaina St., Building 12, Waipahu. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire.

Horace Keili Kuhaulua
Aug. 3, 2012
Horace Keili Kuhaulua, 65, of Wailuku, a Maui Discount Tires employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Richard, daughters Roseann and Regina, sister Lani Vinuya, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Sherman Lum
Aug. 6, 2012
Sherman Lum, 75, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Check Kwan Lum Sun. Private services.

Norman Kauhane Macomber Jr.
Aug. 10, 2012
Norman Kauhane "Norms" Macomber Jr., 34, of Hilo, a HPM Building Supply warehouseman and vice president of Aupuni 'O Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Anela, Kaimana, Hokulei, Wailea and Nakiliwai; companion Nalani Davis; parents Norman Sr. and Pearl "Elena" Macomber; brothers James, Romann and Ryon; sisters Elythe Spencer, Norelle Kaoiwi and Alora Macomber; and a grandparent Pearl Kaoiwi. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Martha H.K. Mahoe
Aug. 7, 2012
Martha H.K. "Baby Sweet" Mahoe, 70, of Pearl City, a Craft Center clerical worker and retired Diebold Co. dispatcher, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Arthur K. "Bunny" Jr. and Curtis K., hanai sister Clara and caregiver Corinne Moreno. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual and aloha attire.

Fa'aaliga Ma'ileoi
Aug. 9, 2012
Fa'aaliga Ma'ileoi, 80, of Hono-lulu, a retired maintenance employee for Van Camp Fish Cannery in American Samoa, died at home. He was born in Afono, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Naiuli, Kirikiti, Isaako, Jacob, Lawrence and Fa'aaliga; daughters Gataiala, Iuni, Agalava, Evelina and Monalisa; and brothers I'aulualo S., Naisina E. and Tu'ulafoaina K. Ma'ileoi. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe.

Danny R. Massey
July 16, 2012
Danny R. Massey, 65, of Kahului, a retired Securitas security officer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Salinas, Calif. He is survived by wife Margaret, son Brian, daughter Kristi Maxwell, father Raymond, stepmother Marilyn, sister Linda Whorrall and grandchild Heather. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao, Maui. Niche placement to follow. No flowers. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Richard Shigeharu Matsubara
July 25, 2012
Richard Shigeharu "Dickie" Matsubara, 75, of Pearl City, a retired Foodland Supermarkets store manager and Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Elaine; son Dwayne; daughters Raeleen and Lynette Matsubara and Dale Tuley; brother William T.; sisters Lillian Ide and Susan Kiyojima; hanai daughter Ninette Vonier; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Phyllis Shaddick McOmber
Aug. 9, 2012
Phyllis Shaddick McOmber, 74, of Lanai City, a University of Hawaii professor of home economics, died. She was born in Gainesville, Fla. She is survived by husband Ronald and daughter Melissa McOmber. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Manele small boat harbor. Online condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Howard G. Medeiros
July 31, 2012
Howard G. Medeiros, 58, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother John and sister Jean Alves. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services to follow at Homelani Memorial Park in Hilo. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Teruo Morigaki
Aug. 15, 2012
Teruo Morigaki, 91, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired police inspector for the Hawaii County Police Department, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou. He is survived by wife Mitsue; son Elton; daughters Aileen Lutz, Joanne Houghton and Dale Mitsutani; sisters Elaine Hirosumi, June Ratigan and Lorriane Coon; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Papaikou Hongwanji. Services: 5 p.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Carmen Ygloria Ocao
Aug. 4, 2012
Carmen Ygloria Ocao, 75, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Puuwaa O Makaha. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Pedro, son Aldrin Y., daughter Beve Jame O. Thaklamhor, sister Mary Ygloria, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church in Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Joseph Perreira
Aug. 12, 2012
Joseph Perreira, also known as "Uncle Joe" and "Mikey," 83, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Land & Natural Resources park caretaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Joseph and Samuel K. Perreira and Jacob, Burton and Thomas Hanohano; daughters Iris H. Roelse, Agnes K. Fesolai, Johndella "Tote" Perreira, Isabel Vincent and Leina Hoopai; 33 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Leonard A. Perreira
Aug. 5, 2012
Leonard A. Perreira, 67, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Celia N., son Garrett J.M., sister Sister Margaret Leonard Perreira, stepmother Theresa and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information given in an obituary Saturday.

Marian Mitsuko Kodani Rapozo
Aug. 9, 2012
Marian Mitsuko Kodani Rapozo, 84, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a proprietress of C.C. Jon's Snack-in' Shoppe, died at home. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Gary and Kirk; daughters Gaylyn Nobriga, Colette Yamamoto, Joni Rapozo, Noella Rapozo-Reyes and Odetta Pung; sisters Marge Tanimoto, Bebe Ponce and June Konno; 17 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Deborah Jean Roque
Aug. 14, 2012
Deborah Jean Roque, 45, of Honolulu, a furniture refinisher, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Cade "Baba" Phillips, Brandon Fong and Alladin, Nathaniel, Caven, Hao, Kala, Chace, Ha'i, Kona, Lucian, Cade, Shaden and Seth; daughters Anu, Celyn, Kylie, Tennille and Taelyn; brothers Buddy, Michael and Kevin Roque, Chad Whitney and Tad Ybanez; sisters Tina Roque, Clydena Whitney, Sherrie-Rose Uejo and Clydee and Clydette Self; mothers Lita Roque and Joycelyn Self. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Moanalua Mortuary Chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Cai Yun Situ
Aug. 9, 2012
Cai Yun Situ, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by sons William Leong and Liang She Huang, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences may be sent to www.BorthwickOahu.com.

Rose Mitsuko Sugai
July 27, 2012
Rose Mitsuko Sugai, 85, of Waipahu, a retired Meadow Gold Dairies credit manager, died in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard T.; sons Brant M. and Stephen T.; brothers Stanley and Sparks Segawa; sisters Janet Matsumoto, Mary Tanabe and Jean Sonoda; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services. 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tamotsu Sugimoto
Aug. 8, 2012
Tamotsu "Tamo" Sugimoto, 85, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. field supervisor, died. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by son Michael Ito, daughters Cathy Villaverde and Sonya Tavares, sister Chiyoko Kon, seven grandchildren and three great-grand- children. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao, Maui. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Teruyo Tokushige
Aug. 5, 2012
Teruyo Tokushige, 91, of Kaneohe, a homemaker/seamstress, died in 15 Craigside Nursing Home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Sandra Enoki and Norma Tokushige, sister Evelyn Tsuda and three grandchildren. Private services.

Douglas M. Vallente Sr.
July 20, 2012
Douglas M. "Dano" Vallente Sr., 70, of Hilo, formerly of Honokaa, Hawaii, a bus driver for Laupahoehoe Transportation Co. and former Bragado Bus Services of Honokaa, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honokaa. He is survived by son Douglas M. Jr., daughter Jane P. Makuakane, brothers Alan Vallente and Ralph Cordoban, and sisters Frances "Grama Epps" Epenesa and Carmen Alfiler. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Wanda Mililani Vierra
Aug. 7, 2012
Wanda Mililani Vierra, 59, of Haiku, Maui, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Charles Jr., Joseph, Jessie and Willaby Vierra; daughters Charlo, Samantha and Synnymon Vierra; mother Beatrice Kekahuna; brothers Boniface Jr. and Sanford Kekahuna and Donidean Poouahi; sisters Colette Baisa, Ranette Kekahuna-Bee; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Private burial. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Lorraine Ann Wakefield
July 6, 2012
Lorraine Ann Wakefield, 75, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Lindy Risner, daughters Leilani Arioli and Thurina Brown and sister Jan Angar-Shimabukuro. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire.






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