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Obituaries

For Friday, June 21, 2013


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Roy Shoyei Agena
May 29, 2013
Roy Shoyei Agena, 85, of Honolulu, retired printer and owner of The Printing House and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Care Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Melvin M., brother Robert, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Tolentino Aier
June 8, 2013
Tolentino Aier, 26, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Chuuk, Micronesia. He is survived by mother Carley, brothers DonHo and Richson, and sisters Taniha and Jenefy. Services: 3 p.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church. Visitation to follow until 8:30 p.m. Final services and burial in Chuuk. No flowers.

Elizabeth Tena Ayala
June 5, 2013
Elizabeth Tena Ayala, 83, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Victoria Ayala-Harpine, Vivian Yamaguchi, Regina Labasan, Renette Heart and Ruth Plemer; sister Nancy Kinoshita; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Akira Azuma
May 27, 2013
Akira Azuma, 89, of Aiea, a retired Oahu Sugar Plantation carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by son Leonard and sister Edith Leong. Private services.

Thomas Theodore Bopp
June 15, 2013
Thomas Theodore Bopp, 71, of Kailua, a University of Hawaii at Manoa chemistry department professor emeritus, died. He was born in Burbank, Calif. He is survived by wife Georgia K., sons Christopher P. and Jon S., daughters P. Jayne Bopp and Galatea R. DeLapp, brothers William and James, sisters Barbara Wille and Deborah Bopp, and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Oahu Choral Society, 4348 Wai-alae Ave. No. 214, Honolulu, HI 96816; or oahuchoral.org.

Francisco Q. Camero
June 11, 2013
Francisco Q. Camero, also known as "Pedring" and "Frank," 92, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired journeyman automotive and diesel mechanic at the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and co-owner of AC Service Station in the old Pepeekeo Mill Camp, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Margarita A.; sons Jaime, Rudy, Franklin and John; daughters Elizabeth "Betty" Antida and Judy Shimabukuro; sister Petra Cabatu; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information published in an obituary Wednesday.

Dsai-Chwen Dju Chang
June 5, 2013
Dsai-Chwen Dju Chang, 92, of Honolulu, a retired university professor, died at home. She was born in Shanghai. She is survived by son Nat, daughter Chunmay and three grandchildren. Private services.

Jorge Manibog Colobong
May 6, 2013
Jorge Manibog Colobong, 102, of Honolulu, a retired Moana Surfrider Hotel employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughter Rosalinda. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Program: 10 a.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Frederick Leon Creager Jr.
June 12, 2013
Frederick Leon Creager Jr., 87, of Honolulu, an architect, associate professor of architecture for the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and an Army and Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Springfield, Mass. He is survived by wife Lee and sons Doric and Kurt. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Updated service information for an obituary published Tuesday.

Lester Paul Earl Cullen
April 7, 2013
Lester Paul Earl Cullen, 81, of Ewa Beach, a retired Army sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Ward and Raymond; daughter Patricia; stepmother Eleanor; brothers Patrick, James Jr. and Charles "Chucky"; sisters Dale Cullen, Sharrie Sawaguchi and Bonnie Wenzl; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemeorialparkmortuary.com.

Arthur Anthony Dias Jr.
June 6, 2013
Arthur Anthony "Pineki" Dias Jr., 75, of Honolulu, a retired city Department of Parks and Recreation employee, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Honoluu. He is survived by wife Eliza; sons Samuel, Alex Boy and Arthur; daughters Juanita Partridge, Candida Dias-Yamato, Kathryn Mendoza, Arletta Espinoza and Lorelei Rubio; brother Robert O.; sisters Betty-Lou Pada, Barbara Davis, Lorraine Kaai and Terri-Ann Alexander; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Aurelio B. Dicion
May 21, 2013
Aurelio B. "Aurel" Dicion, 66, of Waialua, a former Waialua Sugar Co. employee, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Felicidad; sons Eugene, Arnold, Ray and Joel; brothers Federico and Ubaldo; sisters Feliciana Pagarigan and Jovita Sison; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Church, Waialua. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Delores Dowdy
June 16, 2013
Delores "Kiki" Dowdy, 59, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Mississippi. Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

Leon Farris
May 15, 2013
Leon "Buck" Farris, 83, of Kailua-Kona, an electrical contractor, owner of Buck's Electric LLC and a Navy veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Lamb County, Texas. He is survived by wife Millie; son Steven; daughter Cindy; stepson Craig Horie; stepdaughter Tanya Yamada; sisters Bettie and Janelle Smith, and Luwanda Dodson; two grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: noon July 13 at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Kailua-Kona. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Fenunuivao Julio Fonoti
June 3, 2013
Fenunuivao Julio Fonoti, 61, of Honolulu, a librarian, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Fonoti F.T.J. II; sons Julio Jr., Roy, Faavale J., Aso, Fuifui, Fetaiagogo, Pago and Christopher; daughters Rasela, Hermia, Salaigaoloa, Jessica, Suga, Noel, June, Elena, Arykah, Janice, Mele, Lone, Jacklyn, Junitta, Selena, Joyce, Ann Ruta, Hilda, Santana, Melanie, Csi'i, Imeleta and Lalosea; brothers Fetaiagogo, Lusia, Andrew and Tuleaia Vaimili; sisters Malosasaili F., Filomena, Faasoosoo and Faaleoga Vaimili; 70 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2124 Pauoa Road. Mass: 11 a.m. Final services and burial in American Samoa.

Mercedes Y. Gonzales
April 28, 2013
Mercedes Y. Gonzales, 82, of Ashland, Ore., a civil service employee at Pearl Harbor, died. She was born in Vernonia, Ore. She is survived by husband Florante "Tony"; sons Lucas "Paul," Florante "Terry" and Dionisio "Dino"; daughters Julia F. Villafania, Teresa E. Saquilon and Valerie R. Gonzales; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. June 29 at Praise Chapel-Wahiawa. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Praise Chapel.

Maria Castanares Gozzip
June 8, 2013
Maria Castanares Gozzip, 57, of Kapolei, a former Hale Kipa controller, died in Aiea. She was born in Iloilo City, Philippines. She is survived by husband Norberto L., brothers Carlo and Carmelo Castanares, and sisters Carmela C. Gonzales and Carol Castanares. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Richard Alan Gutierrez
June 8, 2013
Richard Alan Gutierrez, 48, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Frances and brothers Robert R., Charles C. and Wilbur M. Private services.

Mary Ruth Hamp
June 11, 2013
Mary Ruth Hamp, 93, of Mililani died at home. She was born in White Plains, N.Y. She is survived by sons William C., John B. and N. Robert; sister Catherine Johnson; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life at a later date.

Toyoko Hoshibata
June 1, 2013
Toyoko "Aunty Vicky" Hoshibata, 85, of Wahiawa, a retired state Department of Education custodian, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Craig, daughter Lynn Hashimoto, brother George Shimizu, sister Ellen Tsukayama, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Lawrence Hatsuo Isobe
May 26, 2013
Lawrence Hatsuo Isobe, 78, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government tax auditor at the Internal Revenue Service and an Army veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Kyoung L., son Darren, daughter Jennifer Van Liew, sister Blanche Hess and three grandchildren. Private services.

Margie Ku‘ulei Jackson
June 4, 2013
Margie Ku‘ulei Jackson, 66, of Waianae, a substitute teacher for the Waianae district, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Nate, Benjamin and Curtis L.; brothers James K. and Archie Lalawai; sisters Evelyn Soares and Annie Lou "Tita" Jackson; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

Georgiana Yukie Mahikulani Jaeger
June 12, 2013
Georgiana Yukie Mahikulani Jaeger, 71, of Haleiwa, social worker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Hinai Souza, daughters Kaulalani Holloway and Mahikulani Souza, sister Laverne Watson, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Theodore Burley Jordan
June 8, 2013
Thoedore Burley Jordan, also known as "Ted" and "Teddy Bear," 86, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, a scientific instrument maker for University of Hawaii at Manoa, died. He was born in Lewistown, Mont. He is survived by son Bob and sisters Jean Nelson and Linda Stuart. Services pending.

Harvey Lenus Kain
May 11, 2013
Harvey Lenus Kain, 87, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired Theo H. Davies tire man, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in East Donegal, Pa. He is survived by wife Lucille L.; daughter Sue Messer; stepsons Norman and Gordon Liborio; stepdaughters Peggy Liborio and Florence Puaa; brother James; sisters Georgina Grube, Ida Tynes and Barbara Bradley; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Central Christian Church, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Urn burial: noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dorothy Kam Sin Chang Kangas
June 4, 2013
Dorothy Kam Sin Chang Kangas, 90, of Honolulu, retired business owner of Lydia O'Leary of Hawaii, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Aina Kangas Jones; brothers Rodney, Nelson, Herbert, Alvin and Brian Chang; sisters Lai Ing Kahaumia, Nora Foster and May Lau; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala Ward. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Catalina Balino Medrano
May 23, 2013
Catalina Balino Medrano, 82, of Waianae, an adviser for Medrano Affinities Association of Hawaii, died in Aiea. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Apolinario M.; sons Danilo, Noel and Teddy; daughter Cynthia; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waianae. Mass: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Isamu Morikawa
May 29, 2013
Isamu "Sam" Morikawa, 83, of Pearl City, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard retiree and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Kihei, Maui. He is survived by wife Alice, sons Lance and Todd, and a grandchild. Private services.

Mitsuru Muramoto
June 10, 2013
Mitsuru "Mildred" Muramoto, 103, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Thelma T. McCarthy and Hazel S. Yamasaki, sister Nancy A. Kashiwagi, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kenneth Satoru Nekota
June 12, 2013
Kenneth Satoru Nekota, 79, of Pearl City, owner of Ken's Diversified Services and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by stepmother Margaret H., sister Maybelle A. Moore, half brother Glenn Bourque and half sisters Joanne K. Ching and Donna Revells. Private services.

Jerry Hiroyuki Nunogawa
June 17, 2013
Jerry Hiroyuki Nunogawa, 72, of Hilo, a city civil engineer, state environmental engineer in Hilo, federal public health engineer and an Army captain, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rosemary "Rose," sons Matthew "Matt" and Nicholas "Nic," brothers James and Joe, sister Karen Sakata and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Oahu services at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Read John Ochsenbein
June 17, 2013
Read John Ochsenbein, 54, of Punaluu, a health food store owner, died in Kailua. He was born in Ogden, Utah. He is survived by wife Kathleen; sons Christopher R., Jonathan J. and Skyler P.; sister Terry Miller; and six grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

Joe Tsugimi Okimura
May 30, 2013
Joe Tsugimi Okimura, 83, of Hilo, a retired Hawaiian Airlines ticket agent, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Gavin G. and Talbot, daughters Darrel D. and Stacy D., and sister Evelyn T. Kondo. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Elsie Usano Omori
June 7, 2013
Elsie Usano Omori, 95, of Honolulu, a retired school cafeteria baker for the state Department of Education, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Waimalu. She is survived by daughters Irene Nakamoto and Lorraine Tamashiro, hanai daughter Leila Miyano and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire.

Stewart John Pike
June 11, 2013
Stewart John Pike, 91, of Kaneohe, a stockbroker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by sons Benjamin E. and Lawrence J., daughter Shirley P. Auerbach, sister Helen Viebrock, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services at a later date. No flowers.

Gloria Pulido
June 13, 2013
Gloria Pulido, 77, of Wahiawa, a social worker, died in Wahiawa. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by nephew Todd Furubayashi and nieces Kiyomi Falcon, Cyd Cabael, Diane Furubayashi and Anne Johnson. Private services.

Harold Bautista Quinata
May 27, 2013
Harold Bautista Quinata, 49, of Kaaawa, a van driver for Arcadia Retirement and 15 Craigside, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Tamuning, Guam. He is survived by wife Leah L., son Michael R. Akim, parents Mariano and Suila, and brothers Kono and Ken. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. June 29 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m.

Jonah Lucas Rivera
June 4, 2013
Jonah Lucas Rivera, infant son of Jordan and Tera Rivera of Pearl City, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by grandparents Tom Grande, Kathleen Dowd, and Dionicio and Marylou Rivera; and great-grandparent Joan Dowd. Private services.

Gavino Sabugo Sarinas
May 28, 2013
Gavino Sabugo Sarinas, 90, of Waipahu, a Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel housekeeper, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Angelita Z.; daughters Trudy A. and Glenda Sarinas, and Melissalyn Ganado and Sheila Sarinas-Viejo; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. June 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

James Seiki Shiroma
May 23, 2013
James Seiki "Mappy" Shiroma, 90, of Hono-lulu, a retired Holmes and Narver carpenter, retired Hawaii Housing Authority maintenance supervisor and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Violet F., sons David S. and Paul S., daughters Penelope N. "Penny" Shiroma and Theresa K. Grajew, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Juniper Jude Silva
June 14, 2013
Juniper Jude Silva, 39, of Wailuku died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Lazaro O. Jr. and Marietta M.P., and sisters Janice and Joan. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries,com.

Shirley Ann Souza
June 7, 2013
Shirley Ann Souza, 78, of Kahului died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Edward H.; sons Howard "Kaipo" and John; daughter Tania Guzman; brother Calvin Smith; sisters Barbara "Kini" Planesi, Lani Smith and Mickie Aikala; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Jean Toshiko Sueda
May 31, 2013
Jean Toshiko Sueda, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaiian Regent Hotel secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by brother Melvin Higa and sisters Michiko Oba, Janet M. Mukai, Kumiko Kasuda, Nobuko Fujino, Annette Holt, and Sumie and Sandra Higa. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Tom Kenichi Tagawa
June 12, 2013
Tom Kenichi Tagawa, 91, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Land and Natural Resources forester and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Alma K.; sons Michael K. and Derek T.; daughter Gloria M.E. Holi; sisters Grace Fukuda, Ida Nomura and Edith Endo; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Vivian Aiko Tamashiro
June 17, 2013
Vivian Aiko Tamashiro, 83, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired Hawaiian Flower Exports employee, died at home. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Derrick; daughters Gail Sakaguchi, Debra Yamane, Lorna Tamashiro and Jill Nagao; brother Walter Yamachika; sister Betty Doll; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Shirley Pele Todd
June 11, 2013
Shirley Pele "Miki" Todd, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Kamehameha Schools educator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ronald K., daughter Pomaikalani, brother Don Evangelista and sisters Winona Hikalea, Ana Grember and Elena Evangelista. Visitation: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools campus. Services: 2 p.m. Inurnment at a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii Foodbank or Hospice Hawaii. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Maurice Viernes
June 17, 2013
Maurice Viernes, 77, of Kapolei, a heavy equipment operator and a Marine Corps veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Joey and Alfred, daughter Eunice Kekoa, brothers Albert Viernes and Harry Honda, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.






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