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Obituaries

For Tuesday, December 3, 2013


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LAST UPDATED: 11:50 a.m. HST, Dec 03, 2013



Owen Emory Abe
Nov. 29, 2013
Owen Emory Abe, 69, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Army National Guard staff sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marjorie T.; son Brandon T.; daughters Shirley J. Cuskarovska, Cynthia A. Ishizaki and April S. Abe; brother Milton; sister Elaine Nakao; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary K. Amasone
Nov. 13, 2013
Mary K. Amasone, 85, of Pearl City, a retired Wahiawa General Hospital nurse, died in Aiea. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Joseph, Benjamin and Matthew Saei, and Samuel Amasone; brother James Sato; sisters Ethel Saito, Helen Torigoe and Sue Arai; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Xing Cheng
Nov. 23, 2013
Xing "Charles" Cheng, 57, of Honolulu, entrepreneur and Advanced Properties real estate broker, died in Beijing. He was born in Shanghai. He is survived by wife Xiaoxue, son Samuel L. and parents Jiahe and Shufang. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at First Chinese Church of Christ, Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

George K.W. Chong
Nov. 9, 2013
George K.W. Chong, 100, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy H., son Byron, sister Winifred Luke and two grandchildren. Private services.

William Gerald Chung
Nov. 12, 2013
William Gerald "Bill" Chung, 63, of Kailua, a nuclear propulsion engineer and assistant nuclear chief test engineer for the Navy, director of labor relations for Hawaiian Electric Co., vice president of human resources and labor relations for Young Bros. and a professor at the University of Hawaii's Shidler College of Business, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Myrna Mazzola Zezza; mother Margaret Chung; hanai mother Sue Marcotte Sutton; hanai brothers Eric Anderson, Dale Baugh, Lee Davis, Dennis DuRoff, Dennis Jennings, William Noyes, Jim Radican, Toomas Tuulse and Dwight Yanaga; and five hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Windward United Church of Christ, 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kailua. Services: 3 p.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to The Institute for Human Services Inc., Seva Foundation, Sothern Poverty Law Center or United States Naval Academy Foundation.

Miguel G. Constantino
Nov. 27, 2013
Miguel G. Constantino, 100, of Kaumakani, Kauai, an Olokele Sugar Co. machine operator, died at home. He was born in Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by wife Julita C., sons Agelio and Benedicto, daughter Rosalina Flores, 20 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and 36 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

JoAnn M. Courtney-Suttle
Nov. 24, 2013
JoAnn M. Courtney-Suttle, 60, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a parish secretary and religion education coordinator for St. Theresa Catholic Church, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ed Suttle; daughters Martha-Ann Aukai, Gabrielle Suttle and Amanda O'Farrell; mother Thelma Chung-Courtney; brother Thomas Courtney; sister Lynette Noa; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Mountain View. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Muoi Giang
Nov. 22, 2013
Muoi Giang, 68, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Care Center of Honolulu. She was born in Saigon, Vietnam. She is survived by sons Sidney T. and Vince Dang, daughters Ann D. Ha and Vicky D. Do, brother Kiet, sister Thi Thoai and 11 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Gregg Kale Humel
Aug. 23, 2013
Gregg Kale Humel, 48, of Honolulu died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jeanne; son Joshua K.; daughters Stephanie L., Sheralynn M. and Shyanne K.; and brother Robert. Private services. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

Joseph Akira Ishizaki Ignacio
Nov. 24, 2013
Joseph Akira Ishizaki Ignacio, 87, of Hilo, retired proprietor of Iggie's TV and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Miyoko; sons Gary, Randy, Michael, Jay, Mark and Terry; daughter Jo Ann Ishida; sisters Eleanor Miguel and Emogene Pacheco; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at St. Joseph Church. Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Elaine Leinani Kaukani
Nov. 26, 2013
Elaine Leinani Kaukani, 92, of Waimea, Kauai, a cafeteria baker for Waimea High and Elementary School, died at home. She was born in Waimea. She is survived by sons Rufus and Richard; daughters Roberta Kaohi and Roseline Kaukani; brothers Robert, Joseph and Stanley Blackstad; sister Florence Kajiwara; 12 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kekaha. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Crispina Rebutar Legaspi
Nov. 20, 2013
Crispina Rebutar Legaspi, 74, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in Banga, Aklan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Reynaldo B. Sr.; sons Richard and Reynaldo B. Jr.; daughters Gracita Teves, Eleanor Delima and Katherine Sese; sisters Florentina Paloma and Pilar Rebutar; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Jesus L. Lopez
Nov. 29, 2013
Jesus L. Lopez, 73, of Lahaina, a former Erik's Seafood Grotto chef, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Mexico. He is survived by sons Froilan, Daniel, Salvador and Abel; daughters Imelda Lopez and Anacelia Ramirez Lopez; brothers Juan and Ramon; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Lahaina. Mass: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Laraine T. Maruyama
Nov. 6, 2013
Laraine T. Maruyama, 58, of Honolulu, a legal clerk for the City and County of Honolulu, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Debbie K. Dung and Claire Y. Tamamoto. Private services.

James Evans McLean
Nov. 12, 2013
James Evans McLean, 84, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier and an Army veteran who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chieko, son James M., sister Marie Zane and two grandchildren. Private services.

Arlene Kailani Miranda
Nov. 15, 2013
Arlene Kailani Miranda, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. employee, died in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons William Jr., Walters, Wade and Wendell; daughter Willene Lono; brother Robert Eli; sister Leona Low; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 14 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Helen M. Nakashima
Nov. 13, 2013
Helen M. "Auntie M" Nakashima, 83, of Honolulu, retired owner of Helen's Jewelry, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Marc Nakashima and Eric S. and Guy M. Kumagai; daughters Susan E. Nakahara and Tami S. Hiraishi; brothers Alvin A., Richard S. and Gary T. Nishi; sister June Y. Takenaga; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Diosdada Mendoza Natividad
Nov. 7, 2013
Diosdada Mendoza "Dading" Natividad, 66, of Nanawale Estate, Hawaii, a proprietress of a papaya farm in Pahoa, died at home. She was born in Luzon, Philippines. She is survived by companion Danny Bautista, son Nestor, daughters Delia Yadao and Divina Duran, and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. All-night vigil to follow at the family residence. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Herbert H. Nihipali Jr.
Nov. 7, 2013
Herbert H. "Turkey" Nihipali Jr., 64, of Waianae, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Chasity Kaui; brothers Glen and Richard Kahana Jr., and Leibert Weatherholtz; sister Pearl Pruett; and a grandchild. Committal services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Herbert Moana Nuuanu III
Nov. 14, 2013
Herbert Moana Nuuanu III, 22, of Honolulu will be remembered in services 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at Borthwick Mortuary. He died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Heather Grimmer, stepfather Benjamin Grimmer, father Herbert Jr., brother Blake, sisters Hana Grimmer and Sheri-Lynn Quilit, and grandparents David Heaukulani, Margaret Campion and Cynthia Nuuanu. Visitation: 5 p.m. Dec. 10 at the mortuary. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Felicidad Otis
Nov. 10, 2013
Felicidad "Fely" Otis, 73, of Honolulu, a housekeeper and mess hall supervisor for the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, died in Honolulu. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Daniel M. and William J. Ceniza, Johnson Puou Jr. and Ricardo Yadao; daughters Trina L. and Leticia Mae Pitts, and Jessica H. Docktor-Pitts; and sisters Luella K. Santiago, Luverne K. Quemuel and Marie Thomas. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at SGI-USA Hawaii, 2729 Pali Highway. Monetary offerings welcome in care of Trina Pitts. Online condolences: oahucemetery.org.

Mauro Valdez Pagtulingan
Nov. 19, 2013
Mauro Valdez Pagtulingan, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter and maintenance employee at Zippy's Pearlridge, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Marissa and Cecilia Pagtulingan, and Connie Fe Pagtulingan-Hobbs; brothers Pepito and Valentin; sisters Pacita Pagtulingan and Zenaida Romaguera; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 10 at at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Daniel G. Silva Jr.
Nov. 24, 2013
Daniel G. Silva Jr., 72, of Aiea, a cook, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by brother John M. Lopez and sisters Darlene Theodore and Johnette Guarin. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Beatrice Simbre-Costa
Nov. 17, 2013
Beatrice Simbre-Costa, 60, of Mililani, a retired Hawaiian Cement Co. truck driver, died in Mililani. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Cletis Costa; son Charles Samson Jr.; daughter Keri Ann Toshie Simbre; brothers Lorenzo, Stephen, James, Richard and Urbano Simbre Jr., and Edward and Robert Ventura; sisters Jane Ringor, Leonita Jeffries, Elizabeth Ventura-Jardin and Shirley Simbre-Medeiros; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

Kalalena Pomaika'i Sylva
Nov. 28, 2013
Kalalena Pomaika'i Sylva, also known as "Lena" and "Kala," 26, of Waianae, a Sam's Club Keeaumoku employee, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Jodie K., stepfather George Meyer IV, father Clarence Jr., stepmother Lani, brothers Ikaika and Kaipo, and grandparents Bernice Park and Mildred and Clarence Sylva Jr. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

Yukio Takeya
Nov. 12, 2013
Yukio Takeya, 87, of Hilo, president of Ala Kai Realty, a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier and a retired Army major who served in the Vietnam War, died in Japan. He was born in Wailea, Hawaii. He is survived by son Edmund; daughter Leona Chock; brothers Toshio, Teruo, Tom, Herbert, Kenneth and Alan; sisters Gale Takeya and Myrtle Hara; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Barbara Jade Tokuda
Oct. 5, 2013
Barbara Jade Tokuda, 57, of Honolulu, a dental assistant for Duane Tamashiro D.D.S., died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Seiji "Ray" and Trudy, brother Raymond and sisters Susan Leong, Grace Tokuda, Trudy Wong and Tricia Alquisa. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edie Padilla Weigle
Nov. 28, 2013
Edie Padilla Weigle, 47, of Waianae died at home. She was born in Fresno, Calif. She is survived by husband William J. Jr., sons Cory A. Padilla and William J. Weigle III, daughter Gabriella I.L. and brother Edward Padilla. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waianae. Casual attire. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

Charles E. Willett Sr.
Nov. 3, 2013
Charles E. "Chuck" Willett Sr., 82, of Mililani, an Army retiree and Purple Heart recipient who served on the 5th Regimental Combat Team during the Korean and Vietnam wars, died in Honolulu. He was born in Brookline, Mass. He is survived by wife Marilyn; sons Kimo, Chuckie, Charles E. Jr. and Earl Willett, and Shane Melendez; daughters Deborah Ortiz, Harolyn Pavao, Jeana Suan and Hattie Medrano; brothers Dennis and Richard Willette; sisters Barbara Pinkham and Patricia Roby; 30 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.






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