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Obituaries

For Saturday, March 23, 2013


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Leslie Ann Noelani Akeo
March 7, 2013
Leslie Ann Noelani Akeo, 63, of Kailua, an employee of Sea Life Park and City Bank, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. She was born in San Pedro, Calif. She is survived by husband George, sons Bradley and Bryan, daughter Wendy Pagan, brother Jack Hodges, sister Patricia Shell and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at Faith Baptist Church, Kailua. Services: 2:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Livia Barkai
Feb. 28, 2013
Livia "Lee" Barkai, 97, of Honolulu, formerly of Detroit and Taylor, Mich., died in Honolulu. She was born in Piney Fork, Ohio. She is survived by son John and two grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice or other charity.

Dorothy Kaui o makaweli o nalani kauai o mano o kalani po hakiu Beyer
Feb. 24, 2013
Dorothy Kaui o makaweli o nalani kauai o mano o kalani po hakiu Beyer, 87, of Volcano, Hawaii, a hula instructor, florist, Volcano House front desk clerk and Mountain View Elementary School kupuna, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Koolaupoko, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Carl Kalani, and Alika and Emil Keahunahala Beyer; daughters Catherinealice Naniwa "Neva" Makizuru and Jacqueline Montgomery; brothers Paul K. and William K. Johnston; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Rebecca Claire Kekuna Chai
March 9, 2013
Rebecca Claire Kekuna Chai, also known as Becky Kaleo, 80, of Kapolei, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village housekeeping supervisor, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Albion W. Jr., Albert J. III, Elijah A. and Ammon I. Kaleo, Eric M. Arizo and Wardner Kanakaole; daughters Delia K. and Faye U. Kaleo, and Wilma N. Keolanui; sister Rose L. Kahiapo; 37 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. March 30 at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Betty Weed Chambers
March 17, 2013
Betty Weed Chambers, 94, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Navy Exchange salesclerk, died at home. She was born in New York. She is survived by son Elton Jr., two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Robert Kam Chuck Ching
Feb. 24, 2013
Robert Kam Chuck Ching, 80, of Ewa Beach, a retired Navy Publications employee at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lenora; sons L. Ricky and Guy A.S.; daughters Roberta "Terry" Malama, Sandra JoAnn Ching and Roblen Jill Gray; brother Alex; sister June Dang; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 30 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Miriam Duarte Fernandez
March 3, 2013
Miriam Duarte Fernandez, 67, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Dino Jay I, daughter Gina Mae Fernandez Lum, numerous sisters and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 30 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Jill Nicole Garnett
March 16, 2013
Jill Nicole Garnett, 26, of Waimea, Kauai, formerly of Sunset Beach, Calif., a Napali Boat Cruises manager, will be remembered in a celebration of life 1 p.m. today at MacArthur Park, Kekaha Beach. She died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Huntington Beach, Calif. She is survived by mother Kim and brothers Joseph and David.

Yoshio Hayashi
March 5, 2013
Yoshio Hayashi, 80, of Honolulu, a retired graphic designer and artist and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leslie; brothers Susumu, Kenneth, Stanley and Larry; and sisters Sue Ellen, Kathleen and Ruth. Visitation: 4 p.m. March 30 at Makiki Community of Christ, 1666 Mott-Smith Drive. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Friends of the Library of Hawaii.

Eunice Yuk Len Hughes
March 12, 2013
Eunice Yuk Len Hughes, 74, of Honolulu, a Victor Industries office clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Dawn S. Sander and Linda Hughes; brother Stanley Liu; sisters Amy Onekea, Nellie Lum and Ellen Chun; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Kenichi Imai
March 4, 2013
Kenichi "Clifford" Imai, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Duty Free Shoppers of Hawaii employee and an Army veteran, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Kenneth and Clift; daughter Sandra "Sandy"; sisters Jane Mark, Clara and Genevieve Imai, and Lorraine Seng; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sumiko Irei
March 13, 2013
Sumiko "Jean" Imai, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Banana Co. candy maker, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by husband Hideo, sons John Tengan and Kenneth Irei, brothers Shigeru and Kazuo Uechi, sister Aiko Eckerd and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Florence Achuck Wong Ishikawa
Jan. 20, 2013
Florence Achuck Wong Ishikawa, 89, of Honolulu, a retired First Insurance Co. of Hawaii accountant, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Shanghai. She is survived by daughter Lin-Lyn Liu, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Robert Kealamakia
March 15, 2013
Robert "Bobby" Kealamakia, 78, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a Kona Village Resort security guard, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kahana, daughter Kaiulani and brothers Thomas and Dean. Visitation: 8 a.m. March 30 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 75-230 Kalani St., Kailua-Kona. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Kathryne Leilani Lee Labonte
March 15, 2013
Kathryne Leilani Lee Labonte, 92, of Heeia, a retired hairdresser, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Leslie Marquette and Kekau Lee, daughter Lilikala Kameeleihiwa, brother Claude Hottendorf, sister Lillian Franklin, 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. March 30 at Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, 2645 Dole St. Celebration of life: noon. Aloha attire.

Daisy Johanna Kawemola Lewis
March 14, 2013
Daisy Johanna Kawemola Lewis, 83, of Nanakuli, a Maili Elementary School kupuna, died in Nanakuli. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by son Joseph W.K. Jr.; daughters Jaqueline K. Ugbinada, Odette O. McCoy, Joey A. Rivera and Diana K. Lewis; 18 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. March 30 at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Casual attire.

Charlotte Hung Luke Maehara
March 10, 2013
Charlotte Hung Luke Maehara, 86, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii account clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Elizabeth A. Young and Rhonda E. Maehara, sister Barbara Tom, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Entombment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Fred Fook Leong Mau
March 12, 2013
Fred Fook Leong Mau, 88, of Honolulu, a Federal Aviation Administration air worthiness inspector and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Godfrey G.Y., Daryl G.C. and Gary G.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

George Shoichi Minami
March 4, 2013
George Shoichi Minami, 87, of Pearl City, a retired Department of the Navy accountant and a Navy veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Vivian S. and sister Florence Tsuji. Private services.

Akenese Leu Olive
March 9, 2013
Akenese Leu Olive, 85, of Hauula, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Satitoa, Aleipata, Samoa. She is survived by sons Sale S., Uaine I. and Taulafoga Olive, and Patelesio L. and Emanule Talivaa; daughters Uatogi A. Tuigamala, Uso Tanoi, Susana O. Atimua, Cecelia I. Leung-Wai and Fiapule Zaborsky; 45 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 30 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery.

Douglas Puoanui Panee
March 15, 2013
Douglas Puoanui Panee, 78, of Kapolei, a Hawaiian Telephone Co. equipment installation supervisor and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tamar; sons Eli Douglas, Scot, Gary, Terry and Sean; daughters Tamar Nite and LeeAnn Akiona; hanai daughter Jeannette Clark; brother Eli Douglas; sisters Suzel Ho and Aleen Panee; 31 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. March 30 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 1 p.m. April 2 at Hawaii State veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Katherine Elaine Samiano
March 17, 2013
Katherine Elaine Samiano, 70, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, a retired employee of Kmart and Star Market, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Rudy; sons Duane and Darrell; brothers Lorenzo "Sonny" Casabar and Marcelino "Siling" Taroc; sisters Betty Casabar, Thelma Tamagawa, Shirley Ramirez and Christine Broyard; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. April 6 at Immaculate Conception Church, Lihue. Services: 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alice Fujii Hall Sanpei
March 1, 2013
Alice Fujii Hall Sanpei of Honolulu, a retired public school vice principal, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Charles H. "Charley"; sons Frederick Hall Jr. and Stafford Sanpei; daughters Carol Anne Hall, Susan G. Kim and Patti C.S. Kuwamoto; brother Richard Fujii; sisters Helen Popovich and Gladys Gusman; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. March 30 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: noon. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Christopher Noel Sardinha
Dec. 19, 2012
Christopher Noel Sardinha, 50, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife May; stepdaughters Aprilanne Randolph and Anisha-Marie Pulido; brothers Glenn, Gavilynn and Anthony Kepaa; and Wendell, David, Joey, Terrence, Antone, Gary and James Rodrigues; sisters Qwendolyn Kepaa and Debbie Mejia; and three stepgrandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. March 30 at Pohai Nani, second-floor club room. Casual attire.

Suyeo Edward Shima
March 13, 2013
Suyeo Edward Shima, 80, of Haleiwa died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. He is survived by brother Albert Y. and sister Jane T. Carlson. Private services.

Betty Futae Soga
March 2, 2013
Betty Futae Soga, 92, of Honolulu, retired owner of a Niu Valley barber shop, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Bert Nakayama, sisters Lillian Yamasaki and Judith Harada, and caregiver Alvin Hamada. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

James Kenichi Takauye
Feb. 20, 2013
James Kenichi Takauye, 84, of Hawaii island, a retired insurance agent and an Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He is survived by wife Emi, son Kenn, daughter Janis, sisters Florence Tsuda and Janet Horinouchi, and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. March 30 at Kona Hongwanji Mission, Kealakekua. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lisa Michiko Tanaka
March 8, 2013
Lisa Michiko Tanaka, 47, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jon Tomishima, daughter Lianne Tomishima, mother Jean Y., brother Lance and sisters Corinne Tanaka and Lori-Kylie Ikeda. Private services. Condolences may be sent to lisamichiko2013@gmail.com or P.O. Box 62201, Honolulu, HI 96939-2201.

Arthur Mamoru Tominaga
March 8, 2013
Arthur Mamoru Tominaga, 79, of Honolulu, a retired National Mortgage Co. printer, died at home. He was born in California. He is survived by sister Evelyn Y. Kirio. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Wallace Perry Vierra
March 2, 2013
Wallace Perry Vierra, 87, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shipfitter and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by nephews Victor and Robert, and nieces Marie Paulino, Roberta Mejia, Kathy Smith, Wallis Freitas and Joddy Manuwai. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 30 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Wallace Kiyoshi Wong
March 11, 2013
Wallace Kiyoshi Wong, 69, of Honolulu, a printing and mailing business owner, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia A.; sons Cramer L.C. Wong and Carlson Goo; daughters Ashlee A.C. and Briann K.C. Wong, and Candice Yamamoto; brothers Richard Wong and Harell Beck; sister Anna Mori; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waikalua Chapel, Kaneohe. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.






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