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For Sunday, November 10, 2013


Rose Kim Sun Ah Sam
Nov. 3, 2013
Rose Kim Sun Ah Sam, 79, of Kahului, a Maui Seaside Hotel housekeeper, died. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Ronald; daughters Wanda Peroff, Charlotte "Charlie" Ah Sam-Takahashi and Stephanie Genilla; stepson Henry; sisters Evangeline Arcala and Judy Kitagawa; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Private urn burial. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Queen Leinaale Akiu
Oct. 24, 2013
Queen Leinaale Akiu, also known as "Aunty Ala," 72, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a retired Naalehu Elementary and Intermediate School custodian, Alfred Shaheen Shirt Factory silk-screener and Dole Cannery packer, died at home. She was born in Waiohinu. She is survived by sons Augustine Jr., Sebastian and Kwai-Chang; daughter Yolan Ann Jardine; sister Marylyn Amoe Soto; and three grandchildren. Visitation and all-night vigil: 5 p.m. Friday at the family residence, 95-5538 Mamalahoa Highway, Naalehu, Hawaii. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kau Ward, Naalehu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Anselmo Echalas
Oct. 31, 2013
Anselmo Echalas, 89, of Wailuku, a Star Ice & Soda Works salesman, died. He was born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Juanita; sons Domy and Ben; daughters Alma Tabios, Priscila Baloaloa and Lennie Rebudal; stepsons Antonio, Artemio, Amelito and Alvin Panlasigui; stepdaughters Virginia Chase and Velma Panlasigui; brother Francis; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Christian Ale Niutoni Fa'uhiva
Oct. 25, 2013
Christian Ale Niutoni Fa'uhiva, 24, of Kihei, Maui, a musician, died. He was born in Kailua-Kona. He is survived by parents Sanieta Fa'uhiva and Laura "Ui" Kaiue; brothers Mark "Kalani" Kaiue and Kamuela Fa'uhiva; and grandparents Tofi S. Kaiue and Katalina and Niutoni Fifita. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Nov. 17 at the mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Loreto Vergara Gines
Aug. 9, 2013
Loreto Vergara Gines, 87, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a retired Del Monte Corp. irrigation truck driver, died at home. He was born in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. He is survived by wife Calixta C.; son Loreto Jr.; daughters Marevic Sanders, Alice Pettigrew and Dina Dela Pena; and three grandchildren. Services held.

Margie M. Holl
Oct. 21, 2013
Margie M. Holl, 77, of Waipahu died. She was born in Mississippi. She is survived by sons Adam and David, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Church of God of Prophecy hall, 94-1071 Kahuamoku St., Waipahu. Casual attire. For more information, call Dave Holl at 808-381-1386.

Jung Ryung Im
Nov. 4, 2013
Jung Ryung Im, 73, of Honolulu, a retired auto mechanic, died at home. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He is survived by son Kwang Bin; daughters Nam Hee Collins and Mi Hee Caton; brother Shin Nam; sisters Yong Cha Higa, Kong Soo Kim and Kong Im Brierly; and four grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Ye Eun Presbyterian Church, 94-916 Waipahu St., Suite C.

Collette Nohea Kalawe
Oct. 31, 2013
Collette Nohea Kalawe, 58, of Pukalani, Maui, a Maui County retiree, died at home. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by husband Robert "Bobby" Sr.; son Robert Jr.; daughters Chasity and Keawe Kalawe, and Jesseca Oswald; mother Karen Joao; sisters Renee Starkey, Dora De Rego and Dawn Joao; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Final visitation to follow. Additional services to be held Nov. 30 on Molokai. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Walter Kekiwi
Nov. 3, 2013
Walter Kekiwi, 86, of Lanai City, a merchant seaman and retired stevedore, died in Lanai Community Hospital. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Eleanor; hanai sons Bruce and BJ Kaaikala, Dean, Martin, Lukela and Lindsey Eskaran, Fred Bello, John and Jacob Janikowski, John Parelta, Sid Alejado, Jacob and Jeffrey Baltero, Rowie Bringas and Sam Kahananui III; hanai daughters Mikala Enfield, Naupaka Borders, Anna Ganer, Valerie Janikowski, Lanai Eskaran, Kahele and Michelle Zablan, Yasha Parelta, Rebecca Alejado, Juliet Guillermo and Rochelle Alboro; brothers Dennis and Joseph; and sisters Isabel Kaha and Lani Low. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Additional visitation: 2 p.m. Thursday at Union Hall, Lanai. Services: 7 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Church, Lanai. Burial to follow at Lanai Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Dr. Rodman B. Miller
Oct. 16, 2013
Dr. Rodman B. "Rod" Miller, 88, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired family physician, founder of Haleiwa Family Medical Center and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo. He was born in South Carolina. He is survived by daughters Antya Miller and Lisa Simmerman, brother Dr. Julian C. Jr., five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Graveside urn committal services: 2 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hilo Medical Center Foundation, Hospice of Hilo or the Cooper Center.

Samuel Paahao Nahoopii Jr.
Oct. 15, 2013
Samuel Paahao Nahoopii Jr., 81, of Hono-lulu, a Kalani High School counselor and a Marine Corps veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bertha, sons Michael K. and Daniel K., daughter Sandy M. and a grandchild. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Kaahumanu Society Cemetery, on the corner of Kapalama Avenue and Alani Street. Services to follow from noon to 4 p.m. at Honolulu Elks Club, 2933 Kalakaua Ave. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Betty Teruko Obayashi
Nov. 5, 2013
Betty Teruko Obayashi, 87, of Honolulu, a retired clerk at the state District Court of the 1st Circuit, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Dean S. and Dwight S., brother Roy Kunihisa, sister Jane Kubo and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Kai Ward. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Damien Pua Sr.
Oct. 16, 2013
Damien "Pops" Pua Sr., 71, of Kahului, a journeyman painter and state Department of Accounting and General Services retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by sons Damien Jr., Thomas and Akahi A.; daughter Donnelle U.; hanai son Jason; brothers Ernest, Patrick, Chester, Richard and Larry; sisters Bernice Santos and Caroline Mailou; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Francis Patrick Rapisora
Nov. 3, 2013
Francis Patrick "Frank" Rapisora, 57, of Kapolei died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wendy Michihara; daughter Frandy; brothers George and Enrique "Rick" Jr.; and sisters Barbara Jean Rapisora, Gloria Dennis, Carlinda Souza, Erika Jean Bosley, Carmen Augustiro and Marci Miller. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Teopista Estillore Tulang
Nov. 4, 2013
Teopista Estillore "Teo" Tulang, 90, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired licensed practical nurse at the former Hilo Hospital, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Michael, Gerald and Dennis; daughter Pamela Lyman; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Papaikou Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Hilo. Casual attire.

Chieko Wada
Nov. 5, 2013
Chieko Wada, 84, of Wailuku, a United Auto Parts Wailuku sales agent, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by husband Mamoru; sons Gregg and Mitchell; sisters Mieko Crowell, Rachel Fujinaka, Fumie Tanoue and Joyce Shigemura; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Margaret Mitchell Watkins
Oct. 21, 2013
Margaret Mitchell Watkins, 78, of Lahaina, a homemaker, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Fredericksburg, Va. She is survived by son Henry M., daughter Abbe-Lee Brownsell and four grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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