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Obituaries

For Saturday, August 24, 2013


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Yoshiko A. Bandy
Aug. 20, 2013
Yoshiko A. Bandy, 85, of Honolulu, a retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Japan. She is survived by son George, daughter Kathy Santos and two grandchildren. No services.

Ruth N. Domingo
Aug. 19, 2013
Ruth N. Domingo, 92, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Shirley Ikari and Pat Hayashi; brothers Robert, Ernest, David and Lionel Nishimura; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Dorothy Maile Gerard
Aug. 5, 2013
Dorothy Maile Gerard, 87, of Ewa Beach, a cashier, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Merrill K., daughters A. Haunani Guerrero and Marie English, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Leitufia Fitiausi
July 30, 2013
Leitufia "Lucky" Fitiausi, 69, of Waipahu, a former American Samoa federal government employee in the procurement division, died in Wahiawa. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife May; sons Leitufia L. Jr. and Lucas L.; daughters Sandra Fitiausi, Stephanie Fitiausi-Fung, Sylvia Fitiausi-Taufetee and Siniva Fitiausi-Cook; brothers Fiatagata and Toetu; sister Vasati; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No fa'asamoa (Samoan tradition).

Natsuyo Hayase
Aug. 15, 2013
Natsuyo Hayase, 101, of Wailuku, proprietor of Hale Pua O Maui in Wailuku and Kahului, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons Chester, Jack and Melvin; daughters Joan Nishino, Trudy Akamine and Carolyn Hozaki; sisters Thelma Kondo and Esther Ueki; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 5 p.m. Burial at a later date. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Friday.

Walter Hiroshi Inouye
Aug. 3, 2013
Walter Hiroshi Inouye, 85, of Kaneohe died in Waipahu. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Helen S.; son Neil; daughters Juli Torigoe, Jill Inouye, Carol Jardon and Sharon Kalahiki; brothers Roy and Alan; sisters Helen Horikawa, Miki Okamura and Janet Shimonishi; and six grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Chieko M. Itokazu
Aug. 10, 2013
Chieko M. Itokazu, 90, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son David Jr.; daughters Sharon Masuoka, Donna Kunihiro, Winona Uyehara and Cristine Cox; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Wilma Fumiko Iwata
Aug. 15, 2013
Wilma Fumiko Iwata, 100, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died at home. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Kenneth M., daughters Amy E. Oshiro and Clara Y. Iwata, and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Calvin Atsushi Kaya
Aug. 14, 2013
Calvin Atsushi Kaya, 68, of Hilo, a retired Kalanianaole School baker and an Army veteran, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sheryl; sons Chad, Ross and Shane Kaya, Ryan Dawson-Kaya and Karl Sunagawa; brother Asami; sisters Sadako Hashimoto, Kazue Tsukayama, Hiroko Gokan and Beatrice Tsutsui; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

John Douglas Keaulana Jr.
Aug. 4, 2013
John Douglas Keaulana Jr., 44, of Honolulu, a welder, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sherry Pokaka'a, father John Sr., mother Cynthia Ng-Rodrigues, brother Jason and sister Marlo Pepe'e. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Nanakuli Beach Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Siegrid Hildegard Kerr
Aug. 9, 2013
Siegrid Hildegard Kerr, 78, of Hauula, a retired Turtle Bay Resort housekeeper, died in Kailua. She was born in Ludwigsburg, Germany. She is survived by grandchild Harry Jr. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Mamoru Kurita
Aug. 20, 2013
Mamoru "Mike" Kurita, 69, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Hisako, son Kazushi, daughter Mayuko Kostiner and a grandchild. Private services.

Vernon Leroy Mara
Aug. 5, 2013
Vernon Leroy Mara, 48, of Waianae, an employee in the restaurant business, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Joshua, Johnathan and Justin; mother Rose; brothers Richard, Willard and Rory; and sisters Rosanna, Katherine and Darnell. Private services.

Robert Armour McClung Sr.
Aug. 7, 2013
Robert Armour "Mac" McClung Sr., 80, of Ewa Beach, a retired Air Force master sergeant and an entrepreneur pawnbroker of Ewa Beach Buy and Sell, died in Aiea. He was born in Trout, W.Va. He is survived by wife Kuulei M.; sons Donald G., Robert A. Jr. and Charles K.; brothers James E. and Ronald L. Willard; sister Patty Lou Terwilliger; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Paul T. Morita
Aug. 14, 2013
Paul T. Morita, 49, of Mililani, a shipyard mechanic, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary De Brum; daughters Alexandra, Star and Emma; stepson Joachim Jr.; stepdaughters Stephanie, Victoria and Hokulani; mother Irene A. Fujimori; sisters Robin Jones and Allyn, Cheach and Karen; and a grandchild. No services.

Ronald Patrocinio
July 19, 2013
Ronald "Pua" Patrocinio, 58, of San Francisco, a medical administration employee, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Joseph, Robert and Richard; and sisters Patsy Kam, Margaret Cadiente, Dorothy Pearson, Ethel Quiban and Maria Silva. Private celebration of life. Additional services in San Francisco.

Julia Anne Rosekrans
Aug. 17, 2013
Julia Anne Rosekrans, 67, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a former pediatric emergency physician who was involved with book design and DVD production for Na Wai Iwi Ola Foundation, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Greene, N.Y. She is survived by husband Alvis Upitis, son Zachary Perlman, daughter Laura Scott, stepson Dris Upitis, stepdaughter Alise Upitis, mother Mary E., brother John, sister Joanna Elmore and hanai sister Mary I. Katsibas. Visitation: noon Aug. 31 at Kona Outdoor Circle. Services: 12:30 p.m. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Sept. 1 at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hope Lodge Hawaii. Visit hopelodgehawaii.org.

Dexter Takuji Saito
Aug. 7, 2013
Dexter Takuji Saito, 68, of Wahiawa, a retired self-employed painter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda, son Ryan, daughter Tracie and a grandchild. Private services.

Mary Kaipo Serrao
Aug. 14, 2013
Mary Kaipo Serrao, 78, of Honolulu, a federal procurement clerk, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Lawrence K. and Steven K., daughter Marleen K., sister May M. Parages, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Kazuko Sinoto
Aug. 5, 2013
Kazuko Sinoto, 85, of Honolulu, a Hawaii immigrant history researcher, died at home. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She is survived by husband Yosihiko, son Akihiko, sister Kyoko Tremblais and three grandchildren. Private services.

Thomas Smith
Aug. 10, 2013
Thomas Smith, 69, of Kaneohe, a roofer, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janice; son Thomas; daughter Tammy; sisters Clara Jane, Mary Ann Hall and Myrtle Kesler; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Violeta Victoria Soliai
Aug. 16, 2013
Violeta Victoria Soliai, 61, of Hauula, a caregiver, died at home. She was born in Western Samoa. She is survived by father Edwin P.; brothers John, Ricky, Aima'asu, Kelini, Falani, Tony, Malaki, Solomona, Luaiva and Otto; and sisters Fetaulai, Eugenia, Edwina, Roena, Fa'aiuga, Vaipapa and Vagivagi. Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 31 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Casual attire. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

William Tam Sing Jr.
Aug. 11, 2013
William Tam Sing Jr., 73, of Honolulu, a retiree from the Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Shafter and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Darby; daughters Dawn Dunford, Michelle Tam Sing and Kimberly Piho; brothers Edwin and Theodore; sister Lorraine Lau; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1124 7th Ave. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary Wednesday.

Harry Kazuichi Tanaka
Aug. 22, 2013
Harry Kazuichi Tanaka, 83, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a JM Tanaka Construction operating engineer and an Army corporal, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Gary K., Larry I. and Perry K.; daughters Geri M.T. Roddy and Robin Tanaka; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Kiyoe Tanioka
Aug. 12, 2013
Kiyoe Tanioka, 96, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Harold; daughters Clara Hirota, Sandra Okubo and Gail Brady; brother Katsuro Hara; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Robert Mun Kun Tom
Aug. 2, 2013
Robert Mun Kun Tom, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired Barbers Point aviation-training device manager, Hawaii Chinese History Center secretary and an Army Air Corps veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Steven and Jeffrey, brothers Arlon M. Fong and Kenneth M.S. Tom, sister Vivian H.T. and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

Michael Joseph Tong
Aug. 5, 2013
Michael Joseph Tong, 63, of Honolulu, a truck driver and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by daughter Jacquelyn K.; brother Dennis; sisters Linda Ching Tong, Caroldine Tong and Marilyn Inn; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Masayoshi Charles Tsuchiyama
Aug. 21, 2013
Masayoshi Charles Tsuchi-yama, 86, of Honolulu, a retired taxi driver, died in Aiea. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Bryson, Thomas T. and Gary; daughter Bettina Pearce; brothers James and Wilbert; sisters Alice Simpson, Violet Yoshimura and Dora Yamauchi; and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

Phyllis Q. Yee
Aug. 15, 2013
Phyllis Q. Yee, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery benefits supervisor, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joe, son Joseph II, daughters JoAnne Kegley and Joycelyn Kim and eight grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Sept. 5 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.






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