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Obituaries

For Thursday, December 5, 2013


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LAST UPDATED: 01:31 a.m. HST, Dec 05, 2013



Stephanie Nobuko Akita
Nov. 15, 2013
Stephanie Nobuko Akita, 65, of Honolulu, a retired state government administrative clerk, died in Hale Malamalama. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Roy, brother Patrick Sonoda and sister Diane Sonoda. Private services.

Leonard Joseph Buscaglia Jr.
Nov. 26, 2013
Leonard Joseph Buscaglia Jr., 65, of Ewa Beach, a retired physical security specialist at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Darby, Pa. He is survived by wife Sun Ok; stepson Donald Brown Jr.; stepdaughter Lesha Maisonave; brother Jerry; sisters Alice, Jeanne and Amy; and two step-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

Edward R. Dossey
Nov. 22, 2013
Edward R. Dossey, 56, of Honolulu, a retail grocery store manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Texas. He is survived by mother Jessie L.; brother Stanley; sisters Matilda Smith, Cynthia Courtney and Nelda Best; and hanai brother Phil Chang. Private services.

Fumie Fujii
Nov. 19, 2013
Fumie Fujii, 91, of Honolulu, a Realtor, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by brother Edwin and sister Michiko Nishida. Private services.

Tsuyako Hashimoto
Nov. 19, 2013
Tsuyako Hashimoto, 89, of Honolulu, a retired First Hawaiian Bank data entry operator, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by numerous nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Ruth Kimiyo Higa
Nov. 27, 2013
Ruth Kimiyo Higa, 90, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Anahola, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Corene and Sharon Higa, and Debra Sawai; brothers Claude and Harry Tokashiki; sister Janet Hughes; and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Wesley Katsumi Hironaka
Oct. 24, 2013
Wesley Katsumi Hironaka, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Schuman Carriage sales representative, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Glenn and Keith, companion Dora Y. Nakama, brother Milton K., sister Joyce T. Himeno, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

James William Holm-Kennedy
Nov. 12, 2013
James William Holm-Kennedy, 74, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Electrical Engineering professor emeritus, died in Honolulu. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Gail, son Robert James Lum and sister Nancy Allan Jensen. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Wayne Kazutoshi Ito
Nov. 23, 2013
Wayne Kazutoshi Ito, 63, of Honolulu, a retired federal government pipe fitter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Min Cha and son Ronald Baker. Graveside services and burial: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

James Lyle Kahue
Nov. 17, 2013
James Lyle Kahue, 66, of Kaneohe, a retired Honolulu Fire Department firefighter and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son David L.; mother Nancy Ocampo; brothers Howard K. "Dukie" Kahue Jr., Tsarkie and Michael Tsark; sisters Faith "Cookie" Burnett, Faye Ana Kahue and Pixie Castro; companion Brenda Char; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Seiso Kaneshiro
Nov. 21, 2013
Seiso Kaneshiro, 92, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a hog farmer and restaurant owner with Kaneshiro Farm & Kane's Plaza, died in the Regency at Puakea. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Earl and Arnold; daughter Norma English; brothers Sugar, Mamoru "Mamo" and James; sister Yoneko "Yone" Gushiken; and three grandchildren. Services held. No flowers and memorial tributes.

Sandy Kikue Piilani Kiilau
Nov. 27, 2013
Sandy Kikue Piilani Kiilau, 47, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by companion John Rosario; sons Mysen, Lance "Pua" Jr. and Lekoleo; daughters Leimana and Malia; numerous siblings; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Brij Kumar
Nov. 28, 2013
Brij Kumar, 61, of Waipahu, a Waikele Golf Course machine operator, died in Waipahu. He was born in Nadi, Fiji. He is survived by wife Susum; sons Nilesh and Shalesh; brother Raj; and sisters Bhan Chand, Uttra and Prem Prasad, and Prabha and Angela Kumar. Private services.

Eunice Yuen Oy Kong Lau
Dec. 2, 2013
Eunice Yuen Oy Kong Lau, 92, of Honolulu, retired owner of Gum Chew Lau Noodle Factory, died in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. She was born in Lilong, China. She is survived by son Foster K.C., daughter Victoria L. Kong and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Edmund Lai Quon Luke
Nov. 26, 2013
Edmund Lai Quon Luke, 88, of Kailua, a city refuse employee, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Harry L.M. and sister Lily M.T. Private services.

Olivia Medeiros Theodore Martin
Nov. 12, 2013
Olivia Medeiros Theodore Martin, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in North Hilo. She is survived by son John M.; daughters Darlene M. Ah Yo, Willetta O. Centeio and Suzette C. Wong; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Monday at Star of the Sea. Mass: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Lucy Morgan
Nov. 1, 2013
Lucy Morgan, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in North Carolina. She is survived by husband Richard S., son Andrew, daughters Dianne M. Chapman and Carolyn M. Bauer, and five grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Hawaii affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 3555 Harding Ave., Suite 2D, Honolulu, HI 96816.

Emiliana Bautista Nabua
Nov. 20, 2013
Emiliana Bautista "Dinay" Nabua, 86, of Kaneohe died in Kaneohe. She was born in Mapadan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Ronnie Bautista, and Juanito and Rod Nabua; daughters Julie Williams, Mila Balangue, Edna Tecson and Gloria Tillman; 26 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Pauline Oettinger
Nov. 23, 2013
Pauline Oettinger, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education employee at Fort Shafter, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Boston. She is survived by son Stephen, daughter Karen Jean Gutowski and hanai sons Robert Leong and Peter Venegas. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the old helicopter pad by the Hilton Hawaiian Village lagoon.

Linda Sook Sau Palmeira
Nov. 24, 2013
Linda Sook Sau "Yen" Palmeira, 66, of Wailuku, a retired Astro World Travel travel agent, died at home. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by husband Richard Sr.; sons Richard Jr., Jason, Travis and Christopher; father Koon Fook Yen; sister Stephanie Asato; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

To'aiva Lene Sagapolutele
Nov. 23, 2013
To'aiva Lene Sagapolutele, 70, of Aiea died at home. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Leiloa; sons Mark, Luka and Matthew J.; daughter Fa'atali Malepeai; brothers Lene Jr., Faiaoga, Gagamoe, Simmons, Matthew, Viavia and Epalea Manuma; sisters Maiva Epenesa, Fa'aletaua Saifoloi, Emele Manuma, Makerita Richardson, Rosalie Pese, Rosalin Maika, Temutisa T. Seumalo and Faleiva Augafa; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Kanana Fou Congregation Christian Church, 94-261 Kunia Road, Waipahu. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Masao Shimonishi
Nov. 26, 2013
Masao Shimonishi, 83, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a retired Shimonishi & Sons journeyman painter, died in Garden Isle Health Care. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Ross and Ken, daughter Candace Nadarisay, sisters Tomoko Miyamoto and Takako Nakamura, and six grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Alice Shizuno Sugioka
Nov. 11, 2013
Alice Shizuno Sugioka, 86, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kameo and sister Karen Toyama. Private services.

Atsushi Tanaka
Oct. 28, 2013
Atsushi Tanaka, 92, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lily, brother Hiromu and caregivers Gerry and Elsie Labayog. Private services.

Norma Ting
Nov. 11, 2013
Norma Ting, 92, of Honolulu, a retired clothing distribution manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by son Virgil, daughter Lucille, brother Anthony Chan and sister Maisie Pan. Private services.

Yoshiaki Tobara
Nov. 18, 2013
Yoshiaki Tobara, 96, of Mililani, a retired co-owner of Paradise Upholstery and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, Company B, died in Avalon Care Center. He was born in Piihonua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Shizue; sons Lester Y., Mark Y. and Kent Y.; daughter Naomi Yamamoto; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Janet Itoko Tokashiki
Nov. 22, 2013
Janet Itoko Tokashiki, 88, of Kaneohe died at home. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Vaughn and Craig, daughters Jacquelyn Tokashiki and Lynette Sereno, brother Noboru Nagashima, sister Elaine Komine, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

George Aiji Tokuda
Nov. 8, 2013
George Aiji Tokuda, 76, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaiian Magazine Distributors sales representative, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Janet M.; sons Lance, Jason and Lee; brother James; sisters Shirley Minamoto and May Tomihama; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Koichi Donald Uyeda
Nov. 25, 2013
Koichi Donald Uyeda, 92, of Aiea, an Army veteran and a Boys Club San Francisco assistant director, died in Waipahu. He was born in California. He is survived by daughters Bara Yoza and |Blue Uyeda; sisters Doris Tono, Daisy Satoda, Nancee Iketani, Roz Enomoto, Juneko Sugihara and Elsie Chung; former wife Teruko; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Katherine Hanley Wery
Nov. 20, 2013
Katherine Hanley Wery, 91, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii student counselor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Washington, D.C. She is survived by hanai daughter Dr. Naleen Andrade. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1317 Queen Emma St., Honolulu. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Carolyn R.Y. Young
Oct. 20, 2013
Carolyn R.Y. Young, 65, of Ewa Beach died in Flower Mound, Texas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ryan, brother Clark Reynolds, sister Elizabeth Lyons and two grandchildren. Services: 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 13 at Oahu Cemetery & Crematory. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers optional.

Bing Jian Zheng
Nov. 8, 2013
Bing Jian Zheng, 98, of Honolulu died in Care Center of Honolulu. He was born in China. He is survived by sons Mao Lin and You Lin, daughters Ai Hua Gao and Jie Hua Zheng, 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services to follow. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.






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