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Obituaries

For Saturday, September 14, 2013


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Nagako Shiroma Arakaki
Aug. 14, 2013
Nagako Shiroma Arakaki, 84, of Wahiawa, a retired Modern Macaroni Co. employee, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughters Sheila Arakaki and Linda Menor, brother Shigeru Shiroma, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Nestor Bongolan Arreola
Sept. 6, 2013
Nestor Bongolan "Thor" Arreola, 55, of Waipahu died in Wahiawa. He was born in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Teresita; sons Dennis, Sylvester and Christopher; daughter Jessica Vergara; brother Eduardo "Eddie"; sisters Ella Wallace, Shirley Manzano, Amy Arreola, and Magdalena and Antonia Etrata; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Mass: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Amelito Andres Borromeo
Aug. 21, 2013
Amelito Andres "Amie" Borromeo, 52, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Annabelle; son Marc; daughter Anna Espiritu; brothers Franklin Sr., George, Regino and Eusebio; sisters Evangeline Pedro and Remedios Garon; former wife Margie Nakasone; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Raymond Cenido
Sept. 7, 2013
Raymond Cenido, 89, of Kalihi, a retired welder and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by sons Clinton, Creighton, Clayton and Terrence; daughter Raylene; brother Edward Corpuz; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Palama Settlement Hall. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Evelyn Kwai Yuk Ching
Aug. 8, 2013
Evelyn Kwai Yuk Ching, 87, of Honolulu, a Hawaii Medical Service Association claims adjuster, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephew Walter. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Rose Luke Chong
Sept. 2, 2013
Rose Luke "Aunty Rose" Chong, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son James T.W., daughter Anne L. Dang, brother Wai Chow Leong, sister Lucy C.K. Leong and two grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church. Services: 2 p.m. Private graveside services. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

William Theodore D'Argis
Sept. 8, 2013
William Theodore D'Argis, 67, of Honolulu, a police sergeant and detective for the Honolulu Police Department and a Navy veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Michigan. He is survived by sons William T. Jr. and Ricci X.S., daughters Laurie D'Argis and Kimberlin Ah Hee, sister Karen, 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Kailua. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Friday.

Marius Di Martino
July 18, 2013
Marius Di Martino, 67, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in New York. He is survived by brother Santo. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 21 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dennis D. Duarte
Aug. 13, 2013
Dennis D. Duarte, 62, of Pearl City, a Finance Factors assistant vice president, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Joseph D. and M. Bernice, and sister Debra L. Bauer. Private services.

Ben V.D. Duldulao
Aug. 28, 2013
Ben V.D. Duldulao, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Prudential financial insurance adviser and a supervising security law enforcement officer at Honolulu Airport, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Romula M. "Romy," son Ruben, daughters Marlyn Hutton and Melanie Vazquez, brother Alexander, sister Estefania Joson and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:45 a.m. Sept. 21 at the mortuary. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Ricardo Ebia Sr.
July 21, 2013
Ricardo Ebia Sr., 87, of Lakewood, Colo., formerly of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Lakewood. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Ricardo Jr., Samson and Richard; daughters Constance Magalong and Delilah Wagoner; stepchildren Mario and Garly Murillo, and Joseph Ramirez; 16 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

Thomas Francis Frias
Sept. 6, 2013
Thomas Francis "Tommy" Frias, 63, of Kaneohe, a heavy-equipment operator and auto sales employee, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Emma-Jay; sons Thomas "Kamu" and Andrew "Andy"; daughters Natalie Calvo and Nikki Frias; mother Eva; brothers Milton and Louie; sisters Belinda "Nina" Patrick, Kathy Smith, Tammy Jenks, Linda Frias and Bonnie Jean De Freitas; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at KEY Project, 47-200 Waihee Road, Kaneohe. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment at a later date. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Romaine Horace Goldsborough
Aug. 14, 2013
Romaine Horace Goldsborough, 92, of Kaneohe, a flight line engineer and one of two surviving Tuskegee Airmen living in Hawaii and an Army veteran, died in Oceanside Hawaii Assisted Living. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by wife Dorothy, daughters Stephanie R. McDonald and Linda B. Masters, sister Barbara Gunn, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church. Services: 3 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Sept. 25 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Donations suggested to the Romaine H. Goldsborough Scholarship Fund. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Kinsley Ainsworth Guillen
Aug. 11, 2013
Kinsley Ainsworth Guillen, 59, of Wailua, Kauai, a Scrimshaw artist and a security guard with Garden Island Security, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by daughter Kahealani "Tuni" Cummings; brothers Leslie and Lance; sisters Eileen Buza, Sharolyn Kight and Corliss Greip; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Sept. 21 at Anahola Clubhouse. Scattering of ashes on Sept. 22 at Anini Beach. Aloha attire.

Yachiyo Hamada
Aug. 14, 2013
Yachiyo Hamada, 100, of Honolulu, died in the Queen's Medical Center She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Katherine Hamada-Kwock, sister Ellen Nishida and two grandchildren. Private services.

Harry Yoshiharu Hirahara Jr.
Sept. 1, 2012
Harry Yoshiharu Hirahara Jr., 77, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Electric Co. manager and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Douglas and Chris, daughters Debrah Price and Teresa Hirahara, brothers Melvin and Micheal, sister Arlene Gokan, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Jane Hisae Hirata
Aug. 25, 2013
Jane Hisae Hirata, 90, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Allan and Alvan, daughters Arlene Cuddeback and Ann Nakasato, brother Yoshio Nakagawa, sister Dorothy Fujio and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:15 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. No flowers.

Anne Tsugie Iwashita
Sept. 9, 2013
Anne Tsugie Iwashita, 90, of Honolulu, a secretary for the Army, died in Honolulu. She was born in Puna, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Henry, sons Jon and Bal, brother Masanobu Sumi, sisters Sally Entilla and Patricia Yamaguchi, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Happy Lalana Ali'ikaulana Kanahele Jr.
Sept. 8, 2013
Happy Lalana Ali'ikaulana Kanahele Jr., 53, of Kekaha, Kauai, a heavy-equipment operator for Kekaha Sugar Plantation and a National Tropical Botanical Garden groundskeeper, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Puuwai, Niihau. He is survived by wife Rose Mabel "Kaua"; sons Albert and Happy Niau-Kanahele, and David "Kalei" Niau; daughter Hatsuko "Tita" Niau-Kanahele; and six grandchildren. Visitation: noon Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.

Barbara S.S. Lee
Sept. 8, 2013
Barbara S.S. Lee, 88, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jim Gay and Anthony Lee, daughters Elizabeth Hill and Ramona Kawasaki, brother Watson Pang, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Bing Qun Li
Sept. 3, 2013
Bing Qun Li, 81, of Honolulu, a tailor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Zhongshan, China. He is survived by wife Qian Yu Guo, sons Wei Qi and Yu Qi, daughters Yan Kun and Sai Kun, and 13 grandchildren. Visitation and services: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Durmond Kwock Ming Look
Aug. 23, 2013
Durmond Kwock Ming Look, 85, of Honolulu, retired proprietor of a government telecommunications contracting company and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Damian; daughters Leticia Nagata, and Jamie, Jonna and Dera Look; brother Korlo; sisters Daisy Chun, Loretta Tom, Mary Jung, Wendy Yonamine and Katherine Goo; nine grandchildren; and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Consuelo Davila Lopez
Sept. 12, 2013
Consuelo Davila Lopez, 88, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a homemaker, died. She was born in Tapalpa, Mexico. She is survived by son Mario and three grandchildren. Private services.

Sasae Murakami
Aug. 26, 2013
Sasae Murakami, 90, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired hospital operator at Kona Community Hospital, died in Life Care Center of Kona. She was born in Keei, Hawaii. She is survived by son Mervin; daughters Gerry Kawaguchi, Karen Ashizawa, Pearl Maeshiro and Lynn Tom; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Aileen Miriam Newman
Sept. 7, 2013
Aileen Miriam Newman, 95, of Kailua-Kona, a Paramount Pictures employee, died at home. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by son Dan; daughter Bridey; hanai daughter JoLynn Sorenson; caregivers Jody Hing, Corrine Ford and Rosita Lorenzo; and a grandchild. Services at a later date. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

Ernest S. Ohashi
Sept. 8, 2013
Ernest S. Ohashi, 80, of Honolulu, a retired construction employee with Operating Engineers and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Larry and Shawn; sisters Nancy, Ethel and Helen; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Young Sil Park
Sept. 6, 2013
Pastor Young Sil Park, 83, of Honolulu, former minister of Full Gospel Korean Church, died in Honolulu. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by sons Young-Hoon and Dong-Hoon, daughters Eun Hee Gu and Eun Joo "Naomi" Park, brother Eung Soo Cho and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Sept. 21 at Oahu Cemetery. No flowers.

Frankie Lorene Payne
Aug. 26, 2013
Frankie Lorene "Fran" Payne, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Mill Creek, Okla. She is survived by son Winfield S. III, daughters Linda Lorene Ferlan and Deborah A. Au, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Hannah Chee Portlock
Sept. 9, 2013
Hannah Chee Portlock, 91, of Maili, a homemaker, died in Maili. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lionel Kahilihiwa and Duane Portlock; daughters Karen Kekahuna, Jade Rossetti and Michelle Portlock; sister Hattie Pang; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waianae. Services: 7 p.m. Aloha or casual attire.

Thelma Sachiko Sato
Aug. 20, 2013
Thelma Sachiko Sato, 74, of Aiea, a retired August Ahrens Elementary School teacher, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clarence K., daughters Janine and Jenell, brother Robert Otsuka and sister Alyce Izumoto. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

James Chong Shin
Sept. 9, 2013
James Chong Shin, 22, of Aiea, a cook for Benihana in Hilton Hawaiian Village, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Kevin and Ki Cha, and brother Harry. Visitation: noon Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m.

Leonard Leilani Silva
Sept. 6, 2013
Leonard Leilani Silva, also known as "Buddy," "Pops" and "Silva," 88, of Waianae, a Matson shipping yard crane operator and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Georgianna Andrade-Silva; sons William Nalu Nohoanu, and Eugene Keka, Lanny Butch, Buddy Lee Mahalo, Louis Kuaiwa, James Kimo and Sterling Nakuana Silva; daughters Lavren Honey Girl and Louise Wainee Silva, and Vivian Williams; sisters Emma Natividad and Margaret Cummings; 24 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Joseph Kalani Naniwa Tachibana
Sept. 9, 2013
Joseph Kalani Naniwa Tachibana, 74, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retiree of The Kauai Bus and co-proprietor of an Omao nursery, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Patricia; sons Ellsworth Kaohi, and Joseph, David and Lawrence Tachibana; daughters Roslyn Choi, Maile Nawatani and Kimberly Kaohi; brother Jacob Martins; sisters Minerva Deponte and Dorothy Smith; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 21 at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Janet S. Takata
Sept. 7, 2013
Janet S. Takata, 64, of Honolulu, a medical social worker for Tripler Army Medical Center, died at home. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Dale S., sons Andy and Colby, and sister Judy Tsunoda. Private services.

Andrew Ellsworth Umstead
Sept. 4, 2013
Andrew Ellsworth Umstead, 95, of Kailua, a sales employee and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Pittsburgh. He is survived by sons Robert K. and James M., three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mark Alan Wangsness
Sept. 2, 2013
Mark Alan Wangsness, 64, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died. He was born in California. He is survived by sister Kim Consol. Private services.

Violet L.Y. Wong
Sept. 6, 2013
Violet L.Y. Wong, 88, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Updated service information for an obituary published Friday.

Takeji Yamashita
Sept. 2, 2013
Takeji Yamashita, also known as "Take" and "Yama," 91, of Pearl City, a retired general foreman for Richard K.W. Tom Inc. and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Ira, Glenn C. and Garret S.; daughters Lynette S. Suda and Iris E. Okimoto; sisters Rose Shimizu and Yaeko Hokama; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Pearl City. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Carol Ann Yoro
Aug. 21, 2013
Carol Ann Yoro, 57, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Sendai, Japan. She is survived by husband Eliseo Sr.; sons Eliseo Jr. and Jeffery; daughters Yvonne Yoro, Yvette Degala and Yelisa Villegas; mother Kazuko Castillo; brother Richard Castillo; sisters Helen Rivera, Kathy Huck and Christine Castillo; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Family services: 9:45 a.m. Prayer services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.






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