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Obituaries

For Thursday, September 26, 2013


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LAST UPDATED: 01:34 a.m. HST, Sep 26, 2013



Efren Casimero Acierto
Sept. 12, 2013
Efren Casimero Acierto, 68, of Honolulu, an Amfac Hardware special equipment operator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Violeta R., son Russell, daughter Rowena Lynch, brother Nelson, sister Evelyn Reyes and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 3 at St. Philomena Church. Services: 10:20 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Winifred Theadora Adamczyk
Sept. 19, 2013
Winifred Theadora "Winnie" Adamczyk, 98, of Kailua, a retired state clerk typist, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Chicago. No known survivors. Private services.

Mary Florague Apolonio
Sept. 17, 2013
Mary Florague Apolonio, 77, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Santo Domingo, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Jo-Ann A. Llaneza and Nona Apolonio-Smith, sister Leticia Natividad, five grandchildren and a great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Mass: 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

Margaret C. Awa
Sept. 7, 2013
Margaret C. "Chiyo" Awa, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Reef Hotel executive housekeeper, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clayton Y. and Milton H., daughters Susan S. Ichimasa and Karen R. Awa, brother Harry S. Taba, sisters Joan F. Yamane and Helen Y. Ginoza, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Allen Rodney Balbirona
Sept. 15, 2013
Allen Rodney Balbirona, 55, of Haleiwa, a body and fender repairman, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Valerie Mae; sons Rodney, James, Wendell, Shaun and Kevin; daughter Valene M. Torress; brothers Danny and Jerry; sisters Gloria Kamai, JoAnn Kalulu, Percilla Noble and Shirley Cataluna; and 23 grandchildren. Private services. Call 450-5954 or 783-9739 for more information.

Gilbert Balbuena
Sept. 19, 2013
Gilbert Balbuena, 86, of Honolulu, a food service industry employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Stanley and sister Clara Frederickson. No services.

Donald William Baron
Sept. 11, 2013
Donald William Baron, 82, of Honolulu, a retired pastor, died in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Ia Mei and son Christopher A. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Chinese Lutheran Church of Honolulu, 1640 Liliha St. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute or Lutheran Bible Translators. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

Romana Calabucal Cabus
Sept. 18, 2013
Romana Calabucal Cabus, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Sheraton Waikiki Hotel housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by adopted son Gerry; sisters Dominga Ganitano, Evelyn Baldillio and Luzviminda Birks; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 3 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Eileen Andrews Feinberg
Sept. 20, 2013
Eileen Andrews Feinberg, 76, of Kailua, a retired paralegal, died in Honolulu. She was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is survived by husband Dennis, son Andrew Baker, stepson Barry, sister Catherine Ross and three grandchildren. Celebration of life pending. Donations suggested to Trinity Christian School Kailua or American Red Cross.

Anthony Gonzalo Gonzales
Sept. 16, 2013
Anthony Gonzalo "Too Tall Tony" Gonzales, 56, of Kailua, died in Kapolei. He was born in California. He is survived by parents Barbara Fiero and Daniel Gonzales Sr.; brothers Daniel Gonzales Jr. and Nick and Jachrystal Fiero; and sister Chrystal Little. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel Olomana, 1020 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Aloha or casual attire.

Richard Yukio Hattori
Sept. 14, 2013
Richard Yukio "Rick" Hattori, 81, of Aiea, a retired Army & Air Force Exchange Service stock clerk and retired Army master sergeant, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Katherine Y. Higa. Private services.

Lani Iaea
Sept. 18, 2013
Lani "Howard" Iaea, 74, of Honolulu, a construction foreman, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Rockne "Rocky," Justin "Strider" and Damon; brothers Joseph, Jonah, Christopher, Harold and Ned; sisters Olivia "Girlie" Iaea Miller and Hedy May Iaea; and a grandchild. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Saturday at Fort DeRussy Park.

Scott Benedict Kunani Iida
Sept. 15, 2013
Scott Benedict Kunani Iida, 24, of Lihue died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by parents Lichelle N. and Jeffrey; sisters Kristina N. and Melissa K.; grandparents Sharon B. and Roy Yamagata, and Jean A. and Ronald B. Iida; and great-grandmother Haruna Yamashiro-Souza. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Lihue Christian Church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hideko Kagimoto
Sept. 13, 2013
Hideko Kagimoto, 93, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse at the former Hilo Hospital, died on Oahu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by nephew Benjamin Matsubara; and nieces Gayle Kamisato, Marianne Shimada, Coralei Nakamoto and Marcia Saito. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

George Kamala
Sept. 21, 2013
George "Keoki" Kamala, 70, of Eleele, Kauai, a Gay & Robinson truck driver, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born on Niihau. He is survived by sons Aaron, Ryan and George "Jr." Kamala, and Kevin Kanehailua; daughter Rachelle "Nani" Kanehailua; and 13 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Salt Pond Main Pavilion.

Seiso Kamishita
Sept. 20, 2013
Seiso Kamishita, 94, of Honolulu, a retired military automotive inspector for the federal government and an Army veteran who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion during World War II, died at home. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Kay K.; daughters Ann K.K. Ishida-Ho, Lynette N.K. Philipps and Sandra M. Ishida; sister Kazue Taniguchi; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Alexander Kaneapua
Sept. 15, 2013
Alexander "Alika" Kaneapua, 38, of Eleele, Kauai, a stay-at-home dad, died at home. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by companion Rachelle "Nani" Kanehailua; son Zyon; daughters Jaelyn and Jaislen; mother Mabel; brothers Lawrence "Tupi" Tupulua, and Ipo and Joseph Kaneapua; and sister Melanie "Boom." Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Salt Pond Main Pavilion.

Maria Sajkewycz Kodelsky
Sept. 20, 2013
Maria Sajkewycz Kodelsky, 91, of Kailua died in Kailua. She was born in Poland. She is survived by son Orest V. Saikevych, daughter Irene Saikevych, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services in Chicago. Donations suggested to Orphans' Aid Society for Ukraine, P.O. Box 630245, Douglaston, NY 11363.

Satoshi Kojima
Sept. 13, 2013
Satoshi Kojima, 91, of Aiea died in Aiea. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Midori; sons Leslie and Garrett; daughter Karen Maruoka; brother Hiroshi; and sisters Noriko Fukumae, Matsue Okimoto and Rebecca Ageno. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harold D. Litsey
Sept. 13, 2013
Harold D. Litsey, 91, of Kailua, a retired businessman for Wigwam Department Stores and Dodi's, and an office manager for son-in-law Dr. Edward De Board, died in Maunawili. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by sons Mike and Greg; daughters Pamela De Board, Shari Litsey and Leilani Grant; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Honolulu First Church of the Nazarene. Services: 7 p.m.

Yoshiko Ikeda Machida
Sept. 15, 2013
Yoshiko Ikeda Machida, 105, of Hilo, a retired bookkeeper for the former Machida Inc., died in Agcoili Care Home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Douglas, daughter Jean Bart, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Helen Nagamoto Maeda
Aug. 31, 2013
Helen Nagamoto Maeda, 86, of Honolulu, a retired personnel technician for the state Department of Personnel Services, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Jeanne and sister Marion MacRitchie. Private services.

Chieko Oshiba
Aug. 31, 2013
Chieko Oshiba, 94, of Honolulu died in Kaneohe. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sisters Mitsuko Nichols and Clara Izawa. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Nhinh Thi Phan
Sept. 20, 2013
Nhinh Thi Phanh, 75, of Waianae, a restaurant owner, died. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by sons Tobias, Sen and Liem Huynh; and daughters Thanh Hoa Kieu, Loan Uyeno and Thanh Thao Steed. Visitation and services: 5 p.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Jacqueline Jacobs Rath
Sept. 21, 2013
Jacqueline Jacobs Rath, 92, of Honolulu, died in Arcadia Retirement Home. She was born in California. She is survived by sons Robert H. II, daughters Paula Rath and Roberta Cullen, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Arcadia Retirement Home. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Palama Settlement.

Emil K. Rubin
Sept. 15, 2013
Emil K. "Papa" Rubin, 70, of Richmond, Calif., died in Honolulu. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Cheryl A.; sons John G., Jeffrey K. and Emil I.; daughter Melanie K. Takayama; sisters Juanita Pendergras and Millie Wilson; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Gene Kiyoshi Saito
Sept. 19, 2013
Gene Kiyoshi "Geno" Saito, 60, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a landscaper, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by mother Sueno, brothers Don and Ken, and hanai sister Ipolani Tano. Memorial golf celebration: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Waikoloa Village Golf Course. Contact Jodi Anderson at 443-8934 or amazingaunty59@ gmail.com for golf information. No flowers or gifts. Condolences and donations may be sent to 68-1855 Ua Noe St., Waikoloa, HI 96738.

Laurie G. Shelton
Sept. 14, 2013
Laurie G. Shelton, 53, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jeffrey; sons Justen and Kinsley I.; daughter Harmony; parents Edward Norwood and Enid Cummings; sisters Deedee Kanahele, Rhonda Ching, Tracy Kapu and Tina Ann Beatty; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

Victor Wilson Suan
Sept. 18, 2013
Victor Wilson Suan, 71, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard electrician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Norma Jean; sons Lawrence, Lance, Leonard, Lyle and Lee Michael; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

David Noriaki Yamase
Sept. 11, 2013
David Noriaki Yamase, 78, of Honolulu, president of Pana Enterprises and an Army veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He is survived by wife Hiroko, daughter Nancy K.Y. Namiki, brothers George and Kent, and sister Mary Tanabe. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Alhandro Yuson
Sept. 7, 2013
Alhandro Yuson, 87, of Kailua, an Army sergeant first class who served in the Korean War and Vietnam War, and recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Florence; son Darrell; daughters Laurene and Patrice Yuson, Maureen Neckes and Melanie Carvalho; sisters Arona Allen and Claudia Gaspard; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.






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