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For Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Mateo D. Balinbin Jr.
May 20, 2013
Mateo D. "Bradda Boy" Balinbin Jr., 40, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a former Hilo Termite employee, will be remembered in services 7 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. He died at home. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by fiancee Naomi R. Seely; sons Tatlus K.M. Balinbin and Bronson Sibonga; daughters Lexus M.T., Unique K.L. and Paige P.M.; mother Elizabeth M.; sisters Debbie-Ann Botelho and Wendy L. Soares; brothers Davey, Matthew, Doug-Aaron and Brandon; and sister Carly-Rose Balinbin-Comer. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday. Cremation to follow services. Celebration of life: noon June 22 at Pohoiki, Isaac Hale Beach Park. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome. Call Naomi at 936-7058 or 959-6722.

Kahikina Dacalio
May 23, 2013
Kahikina Dacalio, also known as Sally Kahikinaokala Dacalio, 83, of Hilo, formerly of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired Volcano House cook, died in Mililani. She was born in Hilea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons James Jr., Milton, Jason and Alson; daughters Luwayne Dacalio-Kamalii, Mervanette Lee and Lurnette Dacalio-Spencer; hanai daughter Orasa Fernandez; brother Garciano "Ciano" Sesson; sisters Felisa Kaniho and Rosing Takaki; hanai sister Marjorie "Margie" Abrojena; 27 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the family residence, 134 Kapaka St., Hilo. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Gary John Fergerstrom Jr.
May 28, 2013
Gary John "Buddie" Fergerstrom Jr., 24, of Kailua-Kona, a J&J Services landscaper and former employee of Hawaii Land Care, Matsuyama Bros. Construction & Trucking and Hawaiian Isle Seafood, will be remembered in services 11 a.m. June 22 at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, Honokohau Harbor, Kona. He died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Nevaeh Catabay Fergerstrom, parents Gary and Valerie, brother Dustin Deniz, sister Kristin and grandmothers Irene Fergerstrom and Lorraine Paler. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. June 22. Casual attire.

Gilbert S. Garcia
May 26, 2013
Gilbert S. Garcia, 85, of Hilo, a retired merchant marine, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eleanor; sons Gilbert Garcia, John Hernandez and Frank Figueroa; daughters Maria Kaneakoa, Esther Palimoo, Cynthia Ng, Linda Oducado, Lydia Neopolitan, Martha Wilbourn, Barbina Padillo and Dolores and Patricia Ortiz; 69 grandchildren; 98 great-grandchildren; and 54 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Crossnet Ministries International, Hilo. Services: 11:30 a.m. Cremation: 2 p.m. at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Akio Higa
June 1, 2013
Akio "Stan" Higa, 80, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County electrician, former proprietor of Akio Higa's Electrical Service and a Navy veteran, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mildred; daughters Shani and Sheri Ann Higa, and Deann Rivera; brothers Edwin and Glenn; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Committal services: noon June 18 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard Manabu Koga
April 19, 2013
Richard Manabu Koga, 82, of Kaneohe, an office machine repairman and an Army veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Ruth A., son Wesley M., daughters Joanne N. Yoneshige and Janet A. Sako, brothers Daniel Y. and Glenn I., and five grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: noon. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Josephine Mililani Kon
May 22, 2013
Josephine Mililani Kon, 73, of Wahiawa, a maintenance service business owner, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son William; daughters Sonya Wise, Edwina Kamalii, Joycelinn Ah Mau, Raynette Kon-Balacon, Ginger Cartwright and Wendy and Mechelle Kon; brothers Eugene and Kaihi Kahaunaele; sisters Elaine Aweau and Vivian Foster; 27 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Hope Chapel Kahaluu, Waihee Road. Services: noon. Casual attire. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

Tadashi Kurashige
May 19, 2013
Tadashi Kurashige, 94, of Torrance, Calif., a retired utility foreman at Camp Butler, Okinawa, died at home. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by wife Shigeko; sons Richard, Robert, Stanley and David; daughter Carol Woo; sisters Betty Uchiyama and Barbara Ingram; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Carey C. Lee
May 13, 2013
Carey C. Lee, 55, of Mililani died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Honolulu. No known survivors. Private services.

Michael Bagahay Mancao
April 18, 2013
Michael Bagahay Mancao, 55 of Aiea, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Eduardo, Gilbert and Jerry-Van; and sisters Shrinah Henderson and Lucille and Brenda Mancao. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Chapel West Oahu, Ewa Beach. Casual attire.

Walter Takashi Miyashiro
May 24, 2013
Walter Takashi "Taka" Miyashiro, 78, of Kaneohe, an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Richard "Kino" Miyashiro and Isamu Takushi, and sisters Nancy West and Dorothy Hurtig. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Glenn Hajime Nishioka
May 11, 2013
Glenn Hajime Nishioka, 74, of Kailua, a Realtor for Burt Shimoda Realty, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laurie E.; son Tyler H.; daughter Jena M. Takemura; stepmother Lillian; brother Milton Okada-Hughes; sisters Ann S. Kanahele, Maile Navor and Vicki Shiroma; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. No flowers.

Fred Sinclair Nobriga Jr.
May 10, 2013
Fred Sinclair "Freddy Boy" Nobriga Jr., 18, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Laupahoehoe. He is survived by parents Gilbernell "Gigi" Ignacio and Fred S. Nobriga Sr.; brothers Daniel I. Predroza-Nobriga, Shayden Ignacio and Patrick, Kelii and Kanak Nobriga; sisters Kanani and Kainalani Nobriga, and Jewel I. Predroza-Nobriga; and grandparents Teresa Ignacio and Patrick and Evelyn Nobriga. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Laupahoehoe. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Jeanine Ninalee Mahoe Oana-Kiko
May 15, 2013
Jeanine Ninalee Mahoe Oana-Kiko, 61, of Hilo, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. factory employee and school crossing guard at Waiakea Elementary School, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joseph Kiko III, sons Kimo and Joseph Kiko, numerous grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Haili Congregational Church. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Kurt Tai Okada
June 1, 2013
Kurt Tai Okada, 47, of Waimea, Hawaii, an independent vegetable producer and heavy equipment truck operator, will be remembered in services 10 a.m. Saturday at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission. He died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by parents Alex and Yoshie; brothers Guylon, Clint and Rockwell; and sister Diane Ito. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday.

Dixie Masami Okazaki
May 28, 2013
Dixie Masami Okazaki, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Dennis and Clayton, brother Mamoru Yamada and sister Betty Yamada. Private services.

Darrell Ramos
May 30, 2013
Darrell Ramos, 56, of Sauk Village, Ill., died in Dyer, Ind. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dianna Lynn, parents Patricia and Paul, brothers Wesley K. and Paul F. Jr., and sisters Kathleen, Thalia and Valerie. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipio. Casual attire.

Martha Lewis Stanley
May 27, 2013
Martha Lewis Stanley, 93, of Honolulu, a church secretary, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Durham, N.C. She is survived by son David S. Jr., daughter Lottie H., two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Eugene Pitas Sumera
June 4, 2013
Eugene Pitas "Bradda Gene" Sumera, 56, of Hilo, a Hawaii Interiors drywall installer, a Suisan fish cutter and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Eugene Jr. and Kamuela Sumera, Josey Smith, and Kekoa and Keola Sumera-Lee; daughters Kanoe Lee and Kealakai Sumera-Lee; brothers Glen Turner and Cornelio Sumera Jr.; sisters Klarika Hee, Loretta Wong and Jolita Turner; and six grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

Severino Noble Torres
June 4, 2013
Severino Noble "Vino" Torres, 86, of Ewa Beach, a retired cabdriver, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife May A., sons Abelardo A. and Henry A., daughter Emily Torres-Sato and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Aiko Tsumura
April 17, 2013
Aiko "Margie" Tsumura, 88, of Honolulu, a retired barber, died. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by daughters Ruby E. Iwamura and Dawn F. Takahashi; sisters Rose T. Higa, Emiko Morita, Helen M. Iwamoto and Alice F. Lind; and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Betsy Sumiko Uyehara
May 7, 2013
Betsy Sumiko Uyehara, 88, of Pearl City died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Cynthia M. and Joyce S., sister Michiko Fujii and two grandchildren. Private services.

Rose Marie Watanabe
May 21, 2013
Rose Marie Watanabe, 57, of Mililani, a former Sam's Club sales representative and Cookie Corner Pearlridge manager, died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Stanley T., brothers Dennis Shin and Thomas Colleps, and sisters Annie Mae Lono and Jennifer Shin-Elisala. Private services.

Magdalena Villanueva Woods
May 24, 2013
Magdalena Villanueva Woods, 70, of Honolulu, a janitorial employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by brother Fred Villanueva and sister Lucina Baniaga. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Yasuo Yatsushiro
May 16, 2013
Yasuo Yatsushiro, 93, of Honolulu, an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company E, died in Nuuanu Hale. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Irene; sons Mike, Dr. Guy and Dr. Jon; brothers Toshio and Tamio; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Beatrice Tamiyo Young
May 30, 2013
Beatrice Tamiyo Young, 93, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Island Nursing Home. She was born in Puukolii, Maui. She is survived by son Frank, brother Richard Nomura, sisters Dorothy Sakuma and Margaret Tanabe, and a grandchild. Private services.

Eric Darryl Mitsuo Zane
April 13, 2013
Eric Darryl Mitsuo Zane, 54, of Pearl City died in Aiea. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Kevin, daughters Krisha and Sherisa, brother Bryce and sister Sharon Hayashi. Private services.

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