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Obituaries

For Monday, December 10, 2012


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Thomas H. Arakawa
Nov. 12, 2012
Thomas H. Arakawa, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Edwards Enterprises office manager, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ann; sons Craig, Randy and Dwayne; daughter Carleen; and sisters Nancy Kanzaki, Carolyn Arakaki and Patricia Arakawa. Private services.

Patricia Ann Baji
Nov. 29, 2012
Patricia Ann "Patty" Baji, 72, of Keaau, Hawaii, a warehouse manager at the former Woolworth's Department Store and receiving supervisor at Walmart Hilo, died at home. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by husband John; sons Tim, Jim and Jeff Creason, and John Branlund; daughters Mary Madrigal, Catherine Creason and Deborah Hayashida; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

Alice Yet Tai Ching
Nov. 23, 2012
Alice Yet Tai Ching, 98, of Honolulu, retired co-owner of Nohonani Hotel Apartments, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wesley, daughter Jocelyn Choy, brothers James and Stanley Chun, sisters Janet Taber and Geraldine Weldy, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Richard A. Coons
Nov. 22, 2012
Richard A. Coons, 73, of Honolulu, a retired certified public accountant and former managing partner of the Hawaii office of Deloitte & Touche LLP, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Cherokee, Okla. He is survived by wife Barbara Marumoto-Coons, sons Theodore L. and Charles R., stepsons Marshall T. and Dr. Jay M. Marumoto, stepdaughters Wendy Suite and Dr. Megan T. Marumoto, a grandchild and seven step-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Waialae Baptist Church. Services: 4 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to HUGS or Waialae Baptist Church. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

John Duranda Fortney
Nov. 14, 2012
John Duranda Fortney, 57, of Makawao, Maui, a Grace Pacific Corp. cold-planer operator, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan "Joanie" Wong; daughter Jonna; sisters Shirley Tang, Blanche McKeague and Patricia Viernes; father Donald; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Kaimuki Christian Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private graveside services to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Additional services on Maui at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Wade Tomio Furuuchi
Dec. 4, 2012
Wade Tomio Furuuchi, 54, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a CarQuest delivery driver in Kona and heavy equipment operator, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Wendy, sons Kyle and Devan, daughters Brandi and Sherry Ann, brother Lance and sisters JoAnn Furusho, Dale Yoshiyama and Beryl Nakaishi. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo. Services: 4 p.m. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 136, Holualoa, HI 96725. For information, call 324-1798.

Margaret Yukiko Furuya
Nov. 30, 2012
Margaret Yukiko Furuya, 77, of Waipahu, a retired secretary for the federal government, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Scott, daughter Joanne Honda, brothers Rodney and Wayne Minami, sister Sandra Kuwahara and three grandchildren. Private services.

Barbara Malia Pualoke Hao
Nov. 14, 2012
Barbara Malia Pualoke Hao, 76, of Honolulu, a former Ilikai Hotel employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kekai, Harry K., Kalani, David K. and Ke'eaumoku Kapu; daughters Victoria White and Pauline Lukela; hanai son Reuben Mata; 24 grandchildren; and 62 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Melvin Tadayoshi Iriguchi
Nov. 10, 2012
Melvin Tadayoshi Iriguchi, 66, of Hilo, a retired federal Department of Agriculture plant quarantine inspector, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Darlene C., daughter Kristin I. Park, sister Jacqueline Waldear and a grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Satoshi Iwasaki
Nov. 11, 2012
Satoshi Iwasaki, 83, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired Bruce Matson Co. carpenter, coffee farmer, fisherman and Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Captain Cook. He is survived by wife Michiyo, daughters Linda and Cindy, brother Sueto and sisters Nobue Teshima and Satoe Kawano. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kona Hongwanji Mission, Kealakekua. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Takao Kimura
Nov. 20, 2012
Takao Kimura, 90, of Honolulu, a retired federal customs agent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Heeia. He is survived by sons Clifford T. and Kyle T., daughter Liane K. Briggs, sisters Sue Tomasu and Helen Akamine, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Doris Fukue Kumashiro
Nov. 24, 2012
Doris Fukue Kumashiro, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Kalani High School custodian, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gary, Bernarr and Marvin; brother James Narahara; sisters Mary Fukumoto and Esther Baba; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gen Lin Li
Dec. 2, 2012
Gen Lin Li, 72, of Pearl City, a retired housekeeper, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Rui Si Li Wu, son Jie and daughter Iris. Taoist services: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Burial: 3 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Carmen Castilion Pascual
Nov. 21, 2012
Carmen Castilion Pascual, 90, of Kailua-Kona, a coffee laborer, housekeeper at the former Kona Hilton Hotel and a nut sorter at Kamigaki Nut Orchard, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Steven; brothers Joseph, Benjamin and William Estencion; sister Gloria Tagalog; and a grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Holualoa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Gilbert Domingo Rodrigues Sr.
Nov. 19, 2012
Gilbert Domingo Rodrigues Sr., 59, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard boilermaker, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Donna, sons Gilbert D. Jr. and Donald P., daughters Geraldine D. Lee and Grace D.K. Rodrigues, stepson David R. Green, stepdaughter Lisa K. Moreno, brother Stephen R. Sr., sister Julie-Anne Jenks and 13 grandchildren. Private services.

Florence Fumiko Sato
Nov. 21, 2012
Florence Fumiko Sato, 90, of Aiea, a Swift & Co. retiree, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Melvin and Rodney, daughters Jo Ann Y. Sato and Shirley M. Saki, brothers Thomas S. and Norbert T. Nakamatsu, sisters Charlotte and Anna Oshiro, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yoshiko Sato
Dec. 1, 2012
Yoshiko Sato, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Island Waikiki Surf Hotel housekeeper and self-employed seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Tex and Albert; daughter Mildred M. Higashi; brother Hiroshi Monma; sisters Sumi Kojima, Misuyo Wagatsuma, Misayo Watanuki and Geraldine Duarte; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Frances Nobuko Shintani
Nov. 20, 2012
Frances Nobuko Shintani, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Ala Moana Gift Lode sales cashier, died in St. Francis Hospice, Puiwa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert S.; sons Alan I. and Stephen M.; daughters Celia R. Burke, Roberta Y. Shintani and Karen M. Kam; sisters Sally Ueno and Ruth Kasenberg; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edwin Hitoshi Takahashi
Nov. 14, 2012
Edwin Hitoshi Takahashi, 84, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter and Marine Corps veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sachiko, brother Tsugio and sisters Mii Takakuwa and Naoko Kuwahara. Private services.

James Takeo Uyehara
Nov. 28, 2012
James Takeo "Jimmy" Uyehara, Yago: Menanzato, 85, of Pearl City, retired owner of Friendly Service Station and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Alice; son Jensen; stepson Davis Miyashiro; stepdaughters Carie Osano, Joni Ouchi and Lori Kaneshiro; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.






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