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Obituaries

For Friday, May 17, 2013


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Michiko Abe
May 1, 2013
Michiko Abe, 86, of Kahului, a Maui Land and Pineapple Co. seamstress, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Glenn and Wayne; daughters Ellen Wirbel, Laura Pruse and Susan Abe; brother Joseph Imai; sister Jane Ginoza; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Amy Kaimi Abulon
April 22, 2013
Amy Kaimi Abulon, 81, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Kahana. She is survived by sons Gary and Kevin; daughters Annette Ikeda, Janice Ogomori and Denise Kamimura; brother Benny Ebalei; sisters Sarah Rowland, Elizabeth Yamashita and Josephine Orosco; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Faasafua Amosa
April 10, 2013
Faasafua Amosa, 78, of Ewa Beach, a Tuli's Samoan Bakery cook and Amataga Fou Church deacon, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Afega, Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Fetalai F.; sons the Rev. Tautua, Amosa F., Tulilele F. and Lene F. Amosa, and Kaisa Amosa-Viiga and Allen Salausa; daughters Luapi F. Mcknight, Tafailagi F. Scanlan, Ruthie F. Sula, Matagi F. Malieitulua, Marie F. Sua and Titilimulimu F. Amosa; sister Pitone Taalo-Latu; 45 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Eugene Lawrence Basso
May 14, 2013
Eugene Lawrence Basso, 64, of Hauula, a retired longshoreman and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Modesto, Calif. He is survived by companion Myrna Dayondon and sons Stewart and Robert. Private services.

Elsie Braun
May 5, 2013
Elsie Braun, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Audrey B. Lopes, seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

John Madison Brown
April 17, 2013
John Madison "J.B." Brown, 62, of Waimanalo, a longline fisherman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by mother May A., brothers Benjamin III and Clayton, and sisters Betsy Kahawai and Rissa Brown. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. May 24 at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo.

Trinidad Canencia
April 18, 2013
Trinidad "Trini" Canencia, 79, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband Saturnino "Tony," sons Adrian and Anthony, daughter Anna, brothers Charles "Kit" and Vicente Cabasag, sister Dinah VanWinkle, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jerry Chew
April 12, 2013
Jerry Chew, 64, of Kaneohe, a self-employed computer technician and photographer, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by companion Ann Y. Niblock, stepson Gerald Niblock, mother Hisako Conner, brothers Ronald Chew and Clyde Conner, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Faith Nobuko Fujimura
May 9, 2013
Faith Nobuko Fujimura, 86, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii at Manoa water resources editor, died in Arcadia Health Care Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Owen and Ray Miyamoto, and sisters Betty Suzuki and Eunice DeMello. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Congregational Church. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Raymond Kiyoshi Furuya
April 16, 2013
Raymond Kiyoshi Furuya, 88, of Honolulu, died in Hilo. He was born in Kamuela, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Maizie E., son Russell Y. and daughter Cara K. Private services.

Marjorie Jane Hill
May 3, 2013
Marjorie Jane Hill, 93, of Kailua-Kona, a retired housekeeper and nurse aide, died in Kailua-Kona. She was born in Fort Wayne, Ind. She is survived by daughter Kay Zara, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Roy Felipe Ignacio
April 9, 2013
Roy Felipe "Uncle Handsome" Ignacio, 71, of Aiea, a retired employee of Sheraton Waikiki and Outrigger Canoe Club, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Gloria R.; sons Gary M., Don E., Guy L. and Marc P.; mother Francisca F.; brother Jeff; sister Irene McCallister; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Ronald Gary Kaanaana
May 14, 2013
Ronald Gary Kaanaana, 72, of Makakilo, an Operating Engineers Local No. 3 retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elouise P., son Brandon K., daughters Shawna L. Kaanaana and Nanilei D.K. Delprado, brother John W., sister Lucille Green and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave.

John Kalau Sr.
April 24, 2013
John "Johnny" Kalau Sr., 85, of Honolulu, a retired City Transfer Co. employee, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Haleiwa, son John III, daughters Dolores Kaluna and Helen Akiona, 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Isami Kawano
May 12, 2013
Isami "Cassie" Kawano, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Equipment Co. employee, died in Islands Hospice Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Wayne T., daughter Lynn K. Liu, sisters Evelyn Morita and Lillian Otake, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Sarah Blanche Hiilani Kealoha
May 11, 2013
Sarah Blanche Hiilani Kealoha, 51, of Waianae, a cable service technician, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Allyn Gaspar; sons Christian Kealoha and Keanu Chung; daughters Crystal-Marie and Chandah-Marie; mother Yvonne; brothers Peter, Sam, Jessie and John Kealoha, and John Brock; and sisters Sharon Sanico, Rene Mau, Yvette Nakaahiki, Sweetie Kahale, and Hannah and Elena Kealoha. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at United Gospel Fellowship, 95-061 Waimakua Drive, Mililani. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Michael S. Matsui
March 30, 2013
Michael S. Matsui, 67, of Pahala, Hawaii, a coffee farm owner, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife Kili; sons Ryan Matsui and Andrew, Lee, Allan and Craig Omori; daughter Kimberly Keating; brother Edwin; sister Cynthia Kawanishi; and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

Albert Mau
April 7, 2013
Albert Mau, 90, of Pearl City, a retired Foodland icehouse operator and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patsy; son Nolan; daughters Cheryl Ishimitsu, Nona Takasaki and Bella Harper; brothers William and Gilbert; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Gertrude Keiko Natori
May 4, 2013
Gertrude Keiko Natori, 82, of Honolulu, a manager at Natori Teruya Tanoue Nakasone & Yoshino, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dr. Shigeo; sons Gregory, Jeffrey, Donn and Nathan; and 10 grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to charity.

Ronela Balubar Pascual
April 12, 2013
Ronela Balubar Pascual, 11, of Wahiawa died in Aiea. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by parents Ronnel and Dela; sisters Gabriella and Katrina; and grandparents Elias and Florida Pascual, Rodolfo and Lilybeth Balubar, and Adelaida and Leonardo Ceredon. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Doris M. Sasaki
March 29, 2013
Doris M. Sasaki, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Island Holidays bookkeeper, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Stanley, sons Rodney and Brian, daughter Stephanie Young, brothers Herbert and Stanley Inouye, sister Susan Leong and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

Sadao Sato
March 28, 2013
Sadao Sato, 85, of Ewa Beach, a retired state Department of Agriculture research statistician and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Suzue, son Clayton, daughter Lisa Takamatsu, sister Saiko S. Nozaki, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Samuel Susumu Suzuki
May 2, 2013
Samuel Susumu Suzuki, 84, of Honolulu, a retired electrician and safety coordinator and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bessie M., son Shawn S., daughter Sherrill L. Henning, sisters Faye S. Shibata and Jane Y. Sumida, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Mitsuko Yamane Takemoto
May 14, 2013
Mitsuko Yamane Takemoto, 97, of Kailua-Kona, a retired private housekeeper and chef, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Yoshio, daughter Miyoko Takahashi, sister Aiko Yasumoto, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Crim Pulouoleola Togiola
May 2, 2013
Crim Pulouoleola Togiola, 40, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by mother Martha T.; brothers John, Fuaga, Soon, Benjamin and D.J. Togiola, and Larry Fisher, Christian Papalii, Lolesio Sua and Davey Tuasivi; and sisters Velma T. Lozano, Elisa Talamoni, Seataata Talili, Faith Papalii-Pomele and Rosalina Te'i. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services and burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Ito Yamamoto Watase
April 22, 2013
Ito Yamamoto Watase, 89, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by sons Dean and Glen, and five grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Hisao Yamamoto
April 22, 2013
Hisao "Yama" Yamamoto, 92, of Honolulu, a city heavy construction supervisor and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Company E during World War II, died in a private care home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by brother Tadashi; and sisters Janet M. Takeda, Irene M. Nakamura and Jackie Y. Shishido. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Georgine Sumiye Watanabe Yamamura
May 1, 2013
Georgine Sumiye Watanabe Yamamura, 86, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Taxation tax examiner, died at home. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by daughters Lynne M. Kaneta and Dale J. Yamamura, and two grandchildren. Private services.






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