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Obituaries

For Sunday, June 9, 2013


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Alan Akana
June 1, 2013
Alan "Big Al" Akana, 50, of Lahaina, a Honua Kai Resort engineer, died. He was born in Santa Ana, Calif. He is survived by wife Debbie; sons Major and Marshall; daughter Laci; brothers Aaron and Chester; and sisters Karen Nagasako, Carolyn Flores, and Mugsie and Denise Akana. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Edward Alves Sr.
May 30, 2013
Edward Alves Sr., 85, of Wailuku, a Hawaiian Dredging Co. carpenter, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Annie; sons William, Edward K. Jr. and Ronnie K.; daughter Georgina L. Andrade; brothers Albert Mammaral, and Thomas, Benjamin and Robert Gomes; sisters Julie Davis and Lolita Payan; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: nakamura-mortuary. com.

Yasumasa Asato
April 23, 2013
Yasumasa Asato, also known as "Yasu" and "Richard," 83, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired truck driver and Takata Store employee, died at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Rollins and Elgin; daughter Maris; brothers Yasuo "Buddy," Edward K. and Harry Y.; sister Mildred H. Nakata; and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

Denise Marie-Madeleine Chu
May 25, 2013
Denise Marie-Madeleine Chu, 89, of Ewa Beach, a retiree, died at home. She was born in Heremence, Switzerland. She is survived by daughter Madeleine Brennan, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. June 21 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Steven Duke Cross
May 28, 2013
Steven Duke Cross, 66, of Kihei, Maui, a furniture builder, died at home. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by daughter Kelani and sister Gale A. Hurd. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Rey Dela Cruz
May 12, 2013
Rey Dela Cruz, 41, of Aurora, Colo., formerly of Honolulu, a product support specialist, died in Colorado. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by brother Alexander and sister Liza Clifford. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples.

James K. Dow
May 31, 2013
Dr. James K. Dow, 81, of Honolulu, a retired physician, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Korea. He is survived by sons Michael J. and David J., daughters Sonya Hepburn and Irene Rea, brother Young and three grandchildren. Private services.

Arthur Leo Duffy II
April 12, 2013
Arthur Leo Duffy II, 53, of Lynnwood, Wash., formerly of Kailua, an employee at Boeing in Seattle and a Coast Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Newton, Mass. He is survived by wife Tammy S., daughters Mellisa A. Duffy and Melinda R. Pattan, mother Mary A., brother Terence P. and sisters Patricia A. Barros and Meg Duffy. Honolulu services pending; for information, contact pbarros1@hawaii.rr.com.

Martin Flores
May 30, 2013
Martin Flores, 82, of Kahului, a retired journeyman plumber and route salesman at Rainbow Laundry, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Norma H.; sons Martin and Mark; daughters Denise Lucero and Jennifer DeCosta; brother James; sisters Evelyn Molina, Irene Brostrom and Myrtle Cagle; half-brothers Johnny and David; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Salvador Ines Galinato Jr.
April 25, 2013
Salvador Ines "Jun" Galinato Jr., 65, of Waipahu, a retiree from Walmart in Kunia and administrative officer at Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in the Philippines, died in Honolulu. He was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Belinda V., sons Jaybee S. and John P., brother Tomas and sister Fe Jornacion. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Jutta Haleamau
May 27, 2013
Jutta Haleamau, 66, of Hilo, a personal assistant for Easter Seals Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Berlin. She is survived by husband Gene, son Brandon K. and daughter Tracey K. Private services.

Marion Setsuko Hosoda
May 31, 2013
Marion Setsuko Hosoda, 81, of Kahului, a retired Bank of California trust officer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sister Elaine K. Yamasaki. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Burial to be held at a later date at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Viliami Pulete Kama
May 24, 2013
Viliami Pulete Kama, 65, of Honolulu, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Palo Alto, Calif. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Akanesi L.; daughters Akanesi, Hehea, Helena and Fehokomeolangi; mother Kolotita; three brothers; and four sisters. Services: 5-10 p.m. Thursday at St. Augustine by the Sea. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Mass at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Paul Ke-a Jr.
April 23, 2013
Paul "Babaloo" Ke-a Jr., 51, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Rosemarie "Rosie"; sons Devin, Paul "Pauly Boy" III and Jordan; daughter Kailee; mother Rosalinda; brothers Perry K. and Phillip K.; and sisters Debra Kam, Dawn Cambra, Monica Reed, Iris Collins, Jamie Cozart, Janella Chun, Chandra "Anna" Baker and Pamela Word. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Frank Thurston Kealoha
May 29, 2013
Frank Thurston Kealoha, 67, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a Securitas Security Service employee, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joy U.N., sons Frank T.P. and Jesse K., daughters Maileilani S. Capino and Rochelle A. Reith, brothers Clayton Wong and William N. Kealoha, sister Doris Woolsey and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday at Nawiliwili Park. Additional services: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 19 at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo. Scattering of ashes to follow. Loose flowers and lei only. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

Fumiyo Kishishita
May 27, 2013
Fumiyo Kishishita, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Stockton, Calif. She is survived by son David, daughter Caroline Okihara and four grandchildren. Private services.

Stephanie Jane Mapuana Lewi
May 20, 2013
Stephanie Jane Mapuana Lewi, 58, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by sons Jason and Jacob, daughters Rocky Lewi and Johnette Borling-Lewi, brothers John and Paul Souza, and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hilo Church of God, 671 Waianuenue Ave. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Judy Ann Noa Maielua
May 13, 2013
Judy Ann Noa Maielua, 52, of Kapolei, a Nanaikapono Elementary School employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Solomon Jr.; sons Solomon III, Joshua and Noah; daughters Leialoha Laoan-Maielua, Malia Maielua-Useche, Kuuipo Maielua and Kaili Leopoldo; brothers Joseph and Armon Noa, and Charles Noa Sr.; sisters Sharon Aipoalani, Louisiana Hatchett and Alice Noa; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

Ambrose Q. Moral
June 3, 2013
Ambrose Q. Moral, 81, of Kihei, Maui, a Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa retiree, died at home. He was born in Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines. He is survived by son Jimmy; daughters Celia Bendanilo, Lucia Cabalo and Liza Gabiana; companion Regina Duarte; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Noboru Moriyama
May 6, 2013
Noboru Moriyama, 88, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Miyoko Okamura
April 22, 2013
Miyoko Okamura, 82, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Eric, daughter Ruth Butindaro, sisters Emi Fujie and Irene Yoshino, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Gloria B. Ordonez
June 3, 2013
Gloria B. Ordonez, 76, of Kihei, Maui, a Renaissance Wailea Beach Hotel retiree, died at home. She was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Marlon and Herbert, daughters Leilany Hiwatashi and Wendy McNeill, brother Federico Busto, sisters Tomasa Almo and Salvacion Oliva, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Friday at St. Theresa Church. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Francis K. Pakele
May 24, 2013
Francis K. Pakele, 71, of Mililani died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by stepson Carl Rosendahl, companion Juanita Morris, brothers Louis Jr. and Rudy, and sister Margaret Spencer. Private services.

Ruth Imperial Pfeiffer
June 2, 2013
Ruth Imperial Pfeiffer, 82, of Honolulu, a music educator and performer, and church organist, choir director and musical director, died. She was born in Dumaguete City, Philippines. She is survived by sons Gerardo, Paul and John; brothers George, Valentino and Paul Imperial; and numerous grandchildren. Musical gathering: 6 p.m. July 3 at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St. Services: 7 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to University of Hawaii Foundation, Pfeiffer Scholarship Endowment, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828; or Silliman University, c/o United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1221, New York, NY 10115. Additional information to be published in a paid funeral notice on June 16.

Vicente Rosario
May 21, 2013
Vicente "Sonny Borinque" Rosario, 87, of Hilo, a heavy-equipment operator at the former S.K. Oda Construction Co., a warehouseman at the former Food Fair Supermarket and a retired Army National Guardsman who served in the Vietnam War, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Susan; son Arthur "Boy"; daughters Clara Medina, Jackie Enocencio and Abbielena Ferreira; hanai son Michael Labuanan; hanai daughter Janell Labuanan; brothers Robert Rosario, Abel Medina and Primotivo Gualdarama; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Misako Shiigi
May 24, 2013
Misako "M" Shiigi, 97, of Hilo, an employee of Frank Huff Collection Agency and Diamond Head Papaya Co., died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sister Jean H. Yamanaka. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Laura Medeiros Silva
May 22, 2013
Laura Medeiros Silva, 91, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a private home housekeeper for the Mona Homes and the Kona Tiki, died at home. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Abraham G., daughter Ruth Botelho, 13 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Mary Marguerite Lantz Torres
April 23, 2013
Mary Marguerite Lantz "Peggy" Torres, 93, of Honolulu, a Universal Studios actress, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Littleton, Colo. She is survived by husband Lawrence E., sons Eric M. and Scott C. Nelson, seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services held.

Eleanor Mae Ventura
April 3, 2013
Eleanor Mae Ventura, 76, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Eleanor "Tootsie" Santiago, brothers Anthony and Kenneth R., sister Adaline S. Lewis, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Louis Wilhelm
June 4, 2013
Louis "Howard" Wilhelm, 69, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Hawaiian Telcom electronic equipment installer, died at home. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Marilyn; sons Scott, Shawn and Shane; brothers George and Gerard; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, Makawao. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Makawao Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.






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