For Saturday, October 20, 2012
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 20, 2012
John Anthony Billups
Sept. 17, 2012
John Anthony Billups, 75, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee and an Air Force veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by son David, stepson Mark K. Williams and three grandchildren. Private services.
Violet Gouveia Ferreira
Sept. 19, 2012
Violet Gouveia Ferreira, 94, of Honolulu died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son William S.; daughters Patricia Anderson, Betty Jane Stilwell and Cynthia Hutchins; sisters Catherine Costa, Lillian Perreira and Sylvia Clement; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Program: 9:30 a.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Melencio Alfonso Gonzales
Sept. 23, 2012
Melencio Alfonso "Mel" Gonzales, 79, of Wahiawa, a retired assistant baker at Napoleon's Bakery, died in Aiea. He was born in Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Adoracion "Jean"; sons Harry, Henry, Melencio and Armando; daughters Elizabeth Flormata, Cecilia Quidez, Cristina Yamamoto, Rowena Quevedo and Veronica Hong; brother Gregorio; sister Liwayway Florendo; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grand- children. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 11:30 a.m. Friday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Oct. 8, 2012
Setsuko Hayashi, 81, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by daughter Rieko Coffy, brother Ryoji and sisters Fumiko and Yoshiko. Private services.
Oct. 15, 2012
Sue Hikalea, 54, of Honolulu, a Pizza Hut restaurant manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion William P. Bonner, hanai daughter Kaimana Lau, mother Winona, brother Ronald Olive, sister Virginia Hikalea-Tryon and hanai sister Darlynn Sukurai. Services pending.
George F. Humel
Oct. 14, 2012
George F. Humel, 75, of Honolulu, a retired contractor, died in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by sons Robert and Gregg, brother Bruce, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.
Oct. 3, 2012
Tamiko Iseri, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Sun Babies of Hawaii seamstress, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Gail K. Iseri and Susan A. Kamida, brother Tetsuji Fukuda and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.
Errol Tooru Matsumura
Sept. 9, 2012
Errol Tooru Matsumura, 88, of Waipahu died in Pearl City. He was born in Kunia. He is survived by wife Margaret M.; son Brian; daughter Adeline Aniya; sisters Clara Akimoto, Elsie Hironaka and Doris Ige; and three grandchildren. Private services.
Toshiko S. Mizuha
Oct. 4, 2012
Toshiko S. Mizuha, also known as Violet Toshiko Mizuha, 103, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Nami A. Narimatsu; brother Ernest Sueoka; sisters Lily and Eunice Sueoka, and Julia Shigezawa; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
Tony K. Myers
Oct. 15, 2012
Tony K. Myers, 61, of Aiea, a food services account executive, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Arlene A., son James C. Espiritu, daughters Jana Berry and Reyna DePonte, stepmother Jean, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Ester Pico Osalvo
Oct. 8, 2012
Ester Pico Osalvo, 62, of Honolulu, an employee at So Ono Foods, Kmart building maintenance and 24 Hour Fitness, died in Honolulu. She was born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Alejandro A.; daughters Marjorie Carreon, Maryjane Magpantay, Marisa Dace, and Juvy, Maricar and Sheryl Ann Osalvo; brothers Roberto and Francisco Pico; sisters Petronilla Marinas, Ofelia Balboa, Josefina Cortez and Corazon Valliente; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Program: 10 a.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Sept. 30, 2012
Masao Sakamoto, 81, of Honolulu, a retired state Judiciary personnel management specialist, died. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Floris E. and sisters Mitzi Kato and Hisako Sakamoto. Private services.
Blanche Ikuko Sawamura
Oct. 7, 2012
Blanche Ikuko Sawamura, 79, of Kaneohe, a retired Keolu Elementary School teacher, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Timothy M. and Clint T.; daughters Darlene K., Laura M. and Sherrie N.; brother James "Shadow" Yoshida; sisters Audrey U. Odachi, Miyeko Fujiki, Clara K. Kawasaki and Stella S. Yoshida; and a grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Services: 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 28, 2012
Sueko Takahashi, 93, of Honolulu, co-owner of Vanda Saimin and Okazu, died. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by sons Glenn M., Stanley N., Clarence A. and Ronald T.; brother Mitsuru Suehisa; caregivers Marivic Galicha and Dean Nakayama; and three grandchildren. Private services.