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Obituaries

For Friday, April 19, 2013


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Cenon Ganitano Abanilla
April 5, 2013
Cenon Gantano Abanilla, 73, of Waipahu, an Aloun Farms employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Paulina B.; sons Florentino, Reynante, Menardo and Emerson; daughters Thelma Baloran and Joely and Myrna Abanilla; brother Abelardo; sisters Erlinda Malvar, Nelly Agcaoili and Corazon Barroga; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Annalynn Aiona-Tailan
April 12, 2013
Annalynn Aiona-Tailan, 53, of Hilo, a waitress and homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Wesley Tailan; sons Richard Kamau III and Justin Tailan; daughters Lienna Sakado, Stephanie Emch, Corajean Diverson and Caitlin, Raquel, Denise and Sharla Tailan; brother Israel Aiona; sister Lindyann Aiona; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Rodney Aka
March 21, 2013
Rodney "Oozu" Aka, 63, of Waianae, an Air Force veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Solon, Wayne and Damon; and sisters Marian Gomes, Beverly Berry, Alexandra Jenkins and Antoinette Aka. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Zoilo Bumanglag Ambrocio
March 19, 2013
Zolio Bumanglag Ambrocio, 82, of Ewa Beach, a retired Oahu Sugar Co. irrigation worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Julio, Arnold and David; daughters Elerina Ambrocio, Patricia Ambrocio-Gacayan, Norma Ambrocio-Valdez and Nenita Gabriel; sisters Soledad Bumanglag, Marina Bayudan and Cecelia Mamaclay; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. April 26 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Moses Aweau
March 29, 2013
Moses Aweau, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Grace Pacific purchaser and dispatcher, and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Annette, son Bruce and daughter Monette. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Anita Banaag Chaves
March 31, 2013
Anita Banaag "Nanay" Chaves, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Manila. She is survived by sons Manuel and Armando, daughters Amparo Santiago and Lourdes C. Vazquez, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Mary C. Cravalho
April 13, 2013
Mary C. Cravalho, 94, of Kihei, Maui, died. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons Patrick J., Desmond and Everett T.; daughter Geraldine Serrao; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kihei. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Franklin Kana'e Farinas
Feb. 8, 2013
Franklin Kana'e Farinas, 65, of Los Angeles, a Coldwell Banker Brentwood Court broker, died in Los Angeles. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Gerard and sister Florence Dabis. Services in Hawaii pending.

Ella Tsutae Hara
April 10, 2013
Ella Tsutae Hara, 83, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Education special-education aide, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Charles "Fuchu," son Jason, daughters Irene Nekoba and Susan Yugawa, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Frederick Harap
April 11, 2013
Frederick Harap, 76, of New Hampshire, a retired federal judge and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Linda, son Dean, brother Jeffery, sister Merle Flamhaft and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, attention Paul Nakamura, 2226 Liliha St., Suite 511, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Jonathan Kalani P. Ibana
March 11, 2013
Jonathan Kalani P. Ibana, 32, of Kaumakani, Kauai, died. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by mother Helen Coma, brothers Justin and Joel, sister Charlene Ramos, hanai sister Brandi Hustace and grandmother Eduvijes Patinga. Visitation: 6 p.m. April 26 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. April 27 at Holy Cross Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

Michael Mitsuo Iha
March 29, 2013
Michael Mitsuo Iha, 53, of Honolulu, co-founder and vice president of The Shaka Foundation, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Saskia S. and Marijka M., stepdaughter Jennifer L. Chang, mother Elsie K. Iha Sakai, brother Jon T., sister Michelle R. and stepsisters Lorna Loui, Penny Nakamura and Audrey Higa. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Alan Katsumi Katada
March 26, 2013
Alan Katsumi "Kats" Katada, 79, of Kaneohe, a retired Chevron computer operator and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Thelma Y., son Derek T., daughter Kathy N., brother Clifford and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Maria Sasagi Kelsall
Feb. 11, 2013
Maria Sasagi Kelsall, 70, of Honolulu died in San Gabriel, Calif. She was born in Faga'alu, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Emila, son Raymond, daughter Jeannie Mane, brothers Gus and Taua Uso, sister Julia Malietufa and a grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Nancy Kimie Kobayashi
April 12, 2013
Nancy Kimie Kobayashi, 90, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clyde; daughters Charlotte Ferree and Cathy Loo; hanai daughter Caroline Ross; sisters Virginia Abe, Sadako Hisanaga and Florence Abangan; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Kenneth William Kush
March 28, 2013
Kenneth William Kush, 69, of Kailua-Kona, a Kona Coast Divers scuba instructor and tour guide, Costco Kona employee and retired Navy chief petty officer, died at home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Barbara, son Kenneth, sister Karen Schuster and three grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Henry Vun Leong Lee
April 8, 2013
Henry Vun Leong "Coach" Lee, 86, of Kailua, a retired state social worker and an Air Force retiree, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan; sons Duane K. and Rolland K.; daughters Stacia K. Peleholani, Kapuanani Lee and Cheryl Mikilani Kamakea; brother Robert; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus. Services at noon. Private burial. Aloha attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary Thursday.

Sally F. Lee
April 3, 2013
Sally F. Lee, 86, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by son Guy I. Kobayashi, daughter Dora T. Hernandez, caregiver Erlinda Ortal, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Dorothy Lee Kwai
April 10, 2013
Dorothy Lee Kwai, also known as "Dottie" and "Taipo," 84, of Kaneohe, a retired First Hawaiian Bank teller, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harry A.S., Ronald A.I. and Mervin Jr.; daughters Kailianu V. Lee Kwai Michaels and Sylvia Y.Y. Lee Kwai Penaroza; sisters Barbara A.H. Lau and Eleanor Hung; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Vernon W.H. Lum
April 1, 2013
Vernon W.H. Lum, 48, of Honolulu, an R.M. Towill Corp. civil designer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Moo Ching, brother Leighton and sister Evelyn Roberts. Private services.

Richard Yoichi Matsumoto
April 4, 2013
Richard Yoichi Matsumoto, 76, of Kailua, a sales manager, died in Kailua. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Gail Y.; sons Glenn and Gerald S.; brothers Ken and Stanley; sisters Thelma Lim, Myra Muraoka, Dorothy Yamamoto and Gladys Otsuka; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Howard H.K. Mew
March 5, 2013
Howard H.K. Mew, 94, of Honolulu, a retired federal employee and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dr. Clyde; daughters Myrna Wong, Sandra Hee and Pamela Furukawa; brothers Hung Yau and Hung Hong; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Abraham Tandal Miram
April 1, 2013
Abraham Tandal Miram, 71, of Haleiwa, a retired research technician and an Air Force retiree, died in Honolulu, He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Eleanor; son Glenn; daughters Arlene Howard, Cheryl Miram and Beverly Miram-Chu; mother Sally Logan; brother Augustine Jr.; sister Gloria Harper; half brothers Bill and Rick Logan; half sisters Ella Murata and Theresa Parkhouse; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Ruby Haruko Nakama
March 16, 2013
Ruby Haruko Nakama, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Sears Roebuck & Co. audit clerk, died in Pohai Nani Care Center. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by son Lloyd H.; daughters Joan K. Okumura, Eloise S. Hiura and Hilma N. Fujimoto; brothers Tadashi and Roy "Nobu" Shiira; sisters Gladys S. Higa and Agnes S. Oshiro; four grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren. Private services.

Betsy Mieko Nakayama
April 10, 2013
Betsy Mieko Nakayama, 86, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Mitsuo, son Mark M., daughter Wendy Y. Nakayama-Theriault and sister Asako Hayashida. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Tsuneki Nishikawa
April 13, 2013
Tsuneki Nishikawa, 94, of Honolulu died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brother Tokio and sister Chieko Tateishi. Private services.

William Takesaburo Oshiro
April 3, 2013
William Takesaburo Oshiro, 89, of Aiea, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard draftsman and an Army veteran who served in the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by brothers Kiyoshi and Fred, and a grandchild. Private services.

Kay Pettit
March 26, 2013
Kay Pettit, 86, of Kaneohe, a server, died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Robert, daughter Ruth Paglinawan, brothers Masami and Masanori Ohara, sisters Ruth Fujiyama and Kame Nakandakari, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Harold H. Revera
March 26, 2013
Harold H. Revera, 67, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Ruspel M. Revera Jr. and Frank L. Louis, and sister Bertha Quihano. Private services.

Albert Freitas Rocha
April 8, 2013
Albert Freitas Rocha, 73, of Waianae, a retired Kaiser Cement heavy machinery welder and mechanic, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife June, son Michael, sisters Irene Elson and Shirley Rocha, stepbrothers Michael and Joseph DeMattos Jr., stepsisters Debby Vierra and Toni-Lynn Amaranto, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire. Contact Michael Rocha at 602-999-7075 for more information.

Shizue Someda
April 4, 2013
Shizue Someda, 94, of Waimea, Kauai, retired proprietor of Kagoshima Store in Port Allen, died in Garden Isle Healthcare. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Daine Paresa and Dawn Balocan, sisters Kay Kurashima and Mary Gifford, and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Alberta C. Souza
April 8, 2013
Alberta C. Souza, 87, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Electric Co. switchboard operator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Guy and daughter Lori. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Joseph E. Spadaro
March 18, 2013
Joseph E. Spadaro, 95, of Honolulu, formerly of Waikoloa, Hawaii, an Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Sicily, Italy. He is survived by wife Luella N., son John N. and daughter Mary L. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Sunday at Arcadia Retirement Residence. Interment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Tutasi Wilson Steinhilber
April 5, 2013
Tutasi Wilson Steinhilber, 99, of Honolulu, an event planner and performer in the Hawaiian Room at the Lexington Hotel in New York City, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Celebration of life: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at YWCA Honolulu, 1040 Richards St. Hawaiian attire. No flowers.

Katherine Kinko Takaki
March 13, 2013
Katherine Kinko Takaki, 97, of Honolulu, a retired secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Steven and daughter Susan Donahue. Private services.

Donald Ramil Tamarra
March 17, 2013
Donald Ramil Tamarra, 83, of Maili, a state Department of Transportation airports manager at Honolulu Airport and an Army veteran who served in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War, died in Maili. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Gordon W., Wade P.K. and Dane Rayce K.; daughters Rae H. and Dawn M. Tamarra, and Leigh N. Tamarra-Leong; sisters Helen Case, Anita Brady, Aileen Barrett and Pauline Cash; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at 89-425 Keaulana Ave., Nanakuli. Scattering of ashes to follow at Zablan Beach Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Jeanne Testa
April 9, 2013
Jeanne Testa, 72, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired Army court reporter and sergeant first class, died in Pohi Malama Hospice. She was born in New Jersey. She is survived by husband Frank E. Box; son Russell S. Esposito; daughter Noreen M. Harper; brother Andrew Bradshaw; sisters Patricia Cole, Marguerite Meyer and Kathy Clark; and four grandchildren. No services. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter or Hospice of Hilo.

Irene Yoshino Urada
March 31, 2013
Irene Yoshino Urada, 82, of Waianae, a retired food preparer at the Tamura Super Market in Waianae, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by husband Walter T., son Elden K., daughter Allison M. Oishi, brothers Francis and Eugene Otake, sister Midori Yamashiro and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rumelia Flores Velasco
April 8, 2013
Rumelia Flores Velasco, 88 of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Gilbert, Ariz. She was born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Antonio; daughters Rumelia Hizon and Adelaida Severson; sisters Rebecca Subido, Sinesia Hipolito and Asuncion Litonjua; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Pearl City. Mass: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemeorialparkmortuary.com.

Ronald Herbert Vierra
April 8, 2013
Ronald Herbert Vierra, 75, of Hilo, a retired refrigeration technician, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ronald H. Jr., daughter Failene H. Alves, sister Vanessa A. Edrossolan, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. No services.

Vernon Leroy Williams
March 29, 2013
Vernon Leroy Williams, 87, of Kapolei, a retired landscaper and a Navy veteran, died in Ka Punawai Ola. He was born in Lawndale, Calif. He is survived by wife Anna L., sons David L. and Matthew S., sister Martha Jones and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

LeeAndrew Lopaka Yano
March 29, 2013
LeeAndrew Lopaka "Snookums" Yano, 31, of Kailua, a Cold Stone Creamery employee, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by mother Renee A. and grandmother Rosalie K. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Carol Ayame Yoshimura
March 16, 2013
Carol Ayame Yoshimura, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Army supply clerk, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Ronald K., daughter Anne T. Krakowiak and a grandchild. Private services.






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