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Obituaries

For Monday, September 23, 2013

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 01:31 a.m. HST, Sep 23, 2013



Janice Miyo Hoshino Ah Nee
Sept. 4, 2013
Janice Miyo Hoshino Ah Nee, 52, of Honolulu, a bank examiner, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Lawrence R. Jr., parents Richard and Esther Hoshino, stepson Christian G.K., stepdaughter Robin C.A., brothers Paul and Roy Hoshino, and two step-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park &Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

RobertTaro Ashimine
Sept. 13, 2013
Robert Taro Ashimine, 101, ofHonolulu, former owner of Kuliouou Service &Repair and a retired gardener, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hawi, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Roy S., Daniel K. and Stanley T.; daughtersJanice Y. Lee and Sandra M. Miyagawa; sisters Elsie K. Sumi, Jane K. Koki and Jean S. Ashimine; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

John Yin Wo Ching
Sept. 15, 2013
John Yin Wo Ching, 74, of North Kohala,Hawaii, a certified welder, heavy equipment operator and rancher, died at home. He also was a Navy veteran. He was born in Kohala. He is survived by wife Patsy Ann; sons Wallace and Shane; daughter JohnelleKainoa; brothers Wilfred, William "Tammy" and Gilbert; sister Ruth Lee; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kahua Ranch, Paniolo Lanai, in Kohala. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Inurnment at a later date. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

Alvin Mitsuo Fukumoto
Sept. 2, 2013
Alvin Mitsuo "Fuku" Fukumoto, 70, of Honolulu, a retired welding supervisor with Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard's Shop 26, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wifeGail A.; sons Darryl, Wade and Jon; daughter Wendy Fukumoto-Watanabe; brothers Stanley and Benjamin; sisters Barbara Fujimoto and Karen Chun; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lawrence Hozo Furuyama
Sept. 17, 2013
Lawrence Hozo Furuyama, 68, ofHilo, formerly of Honolulu, a retired salesman at Shirokiya on Oahu, died in LifeCare Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by father Toshio and brother Ricky. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Howard Katsumi Hirokawa
Aug. 21, 2013
Howard Katsumi Hirokawa, 76, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wifeEvelyn; sons Michael and Mark; daughters Colleen Tanaka, Jennifer Mulholland and Penny Okano; brother Dr. Roy; sistersMyrtle Kaneshiro and Dorothy Kometani; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Elizabeth deSilva Ignacio
Sept. 13, 2013
Elizabeth deSilva "Nana" Ignacio, 97, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a homemaker and retired caregiver, died at home. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Terence; daughtersDianne Lonokapu, Rita K. Shirota and Veronica Crivello; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at ImmaculateHeart ofMary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 1. Casual attire.

Masako Miura Ishii
June 27, 2013
Masako Miura Ishii, 103, ofHonolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by sonsLloyd and Robert, daughter Pauline Yanagisawa, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

John Edward Kalehuawehe
Sept. 7, 2013
John Edward Kalehuawehe, 71, of Wailuku, a retired Maui County refuse supervisor, died inMaui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Roselani; son John "Keoni" Jr.; daughters Lorraine, Jonnelle and Michelle; brothers Allan G. "Braddah"and Andrew H.; sister Betty-Lou Rodrigues; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. to noon Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Mass:1 p.m. Burial:2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Gordon WayneKamauoha
Sept. 19, 2013
Gordon Wayne Kamauoha, 56, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wifeHelen; sonsHerman, Gordon Jr. and John R.; daughters Lea and Raven; sisters Ella Williams and Wilma Schwenke; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1373 Kilauea Ave., Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial:10 a.m. Oct. 1 at Homelani MemorialPark.

Kwai Wah Lee
Aug. 25, 2013
Kwai Wah Lee, 86, ofKeaukaha, Hawaii, a retired Wailoa Tire &Recapping Co. foreman, dispatcher and safety representative at the former HT&T Trucking Co. in Hilo, and former president of the Keaukaha Community Association, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Darren T.W.M.; daughters Deborah L. Lee, Drusilla H. Johsens, Derede P. Kimata and Denby L.Y.K. Toci; brother Kin Wah; sisters Miu Chee Matsumura and Miu Lin Sibayton; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Haili Congregational Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Aloha attire.

Gerald Kaonohi Leslie
Sept. 12, 2013
GeraldKaonohi "Papa" Leslie, 78, of Honolulu, a retiredmarine machinist engineer with Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 38 and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons William "Kaipo," Gordon "Busta" and Guy "Kalani"; daughters Geraline "Eve" Pascua, Georgette "Harry"Arruda and Gordean "Deanie" Leslie-Walk; sisters Muriel Kahoonei and June Borden; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tauai Ofoia Manu
Aug. 28, 2013
Tauai Ofoia Manu, 72, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Pavaiai, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Nuu Sr.; sons Luteru, Nuu Jr. and Leoti; daughtersIole Lofa, Fafou Sula, Manuleletautala Manu and Sarai Manu Salima; 26 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Central Samoan Assembly of God, 3544 Kalihi St. Services:6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Howard Shizuo Matsumura
Aug. 22, 2013
Howard Shizuo Matsumura, 87, ofAltadena, Calif., a self-employed gardener and landscaper, died in Pasadena, Calif. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wifeYaeko and daughtersPam Cravenor, and Debbie and Tami Matsumura. Private services.

Jane Hisako Sakata
Sept. 8, 2013
Jane Hisako Sakata, 69, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Employers Council accounting clerk, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sonDarrin, brothers Roy and Ronald Kubo, sister Carolyn Fujimoto and caregiver/sister-in-law Ethel Kubo. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Mildred T. Sasaki
Aug. 23, 2013
Mildred T. Sasaki, 87, of Waipahu died in Aiea.She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Yoshito; sons Jason, Dixon and Derek; brothers James and George Wakasugi; sister Clara Murasaki; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Aiko Sato
April 26, 2013
Aiko Sato, 80, of Honolulu, a retired C. Brewer & Co. systems analyst, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by brothers Edwin S. and Harold S., and sister Lynne S. Daugherty. Private services.

Masuko T. Shibata
Sept. 4, 2013
Masuko T. Shibata, 97, ofPepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Memorial Hospital practical nurse, died in LifeCare Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Keay, Owen and Roy; brothers Kikuo and Stanley Tsue; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Elisa Mercado Sonico
Sept. 3, 2013
Elisa Mercado Sonico, 96, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sonsFaustino and Juanito; daughters Angela Siruno, Cornelia Andaya, Emiliana Rulloda and Rosa Ibon; brother Hildo Mercado; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

Evelyn Soucie
Sept. 10, 2013
Evelyn Soucie, 61, of East Chicago, Ind., a retired state of Hawaii custodian, died in East Chicago. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Jack Gayer and Roger Soucie, and sisters Theresa Boyle and Phyllis Trimm. Celebration of life:noon Sunday at 98-1874 Hapaki St., Aiea.

Ethel Shikiye Suenaka
Sept. 7, 2013
Ethel Shikiye Suenaka, 95, ofWaipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by daughtersAmy Katsumoto and Claire Park; brotherTadayuki Murakami; sistersMitsuno "Pat"Yamaoka, Sueno "Sue" Saito and Michiko Matsunaga; and three grandchildren. Private services.

EdwardMasakatsu Tachikawa
Aug. 30, 2013
Edward Masakatsu Tachikawa, 89, of Lihue, proprietor of Eddie's Upholstery and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. He was born inPuhi, Kauai. He is survived by daughtersEllaKonno, Cheryl Tachikawa and Jan Oshizu; brother Robert; sister Betty Steiger; and five grandchildren. Private celebration of life.

Larry Isao Tanabe
Sept. 15, 2013
Larry Isao Tanabe, 67, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Post Office clerk, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wifeKaren; sons Lyle andDane; brothersGeorge, Melvyn and Alan; and sister Donna. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Janice Setsuko Uejo
Aug. 18, 2013
Janice Setsuko Uejo, 73, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher at Kalakaua Middle School, died in Hale Pulama Mau, Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husbandThomas T., sons Kelly andJason, daughter Tracey, brothers Russell and Mark Morita, sistersMarion Tomomitsu and Susan Mobley, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jane Masako Uyeda
Aug. 23, 2013
Jane Masako Uyeda, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base secretary, died at home. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by brother Albert K. and sister Marjorie S. Hirashima. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Moon Ki Yoo
Sept. 19, 2013
Moon Ki Yoo, 64, of Honolulu, owner of Moon Sales &Service, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Inchon,Korea. He is survived by wifeSuk Hi, son Rico, daughter Shanti, brothers In Shik and Andrew, and sisters Yooji Yamamoto, In Ja Yoo and Suanne Kawazoe. Visitation: noon Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m.






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