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Obituaries

For Friday, January 17, 2014


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Jane C. Akamine
Dec. 22, 2013
Jane C. Akamine, 94, of Mililani, a retired Park Shore Hotel employee, died in Kapolei. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Carl and Wayne, brother Harry Nohara and sisters Yukiko Kisaba, Ethel and Ellen Kim, and Oshie Nohara. Private services.

John Kapukuniahi Andrade
Jan. 12, 2014
John Kapukuniahi Andrade, 85, of Laie, a retired landscaper and an Air Force veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Paul, daughters Ava Klayman-Holly and Deborah Andrade-Bajo, sisters Margaret Enos and Victoria Awa, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie North Stake Center. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

James Thomas Bosz
Dec. 30, 2013
James Thomas Bosz, 62, of Kihei, Maui, a retired self-employed painter, died in Kihei. He was born in Racine, Wis. He is survived by mother Cecelia I., brother Robert and sisters Clare, Barbara and Therese Bosz, Patricia DeLay, Betty Ann Heitzler and Mary K. Ausland. Private services.

Phillip Richard Brieske
Dec. 11, 2013
Phillip Richard Brieske, 85, of Honolulu, a retired educator and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in LaCrosse, Wis. He is survived by wife June F., son Richard S., brother Steven and sisters Phyllis Dalton and Elinor Bjornstad. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Philomena Church or charity. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Henry Costa Brum Jr.
Jan. 14, 2014
Henry Costa Brum Jr., 97, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Tel PBX installer, died in Ewa Beach. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Lillian; sons Raymond C., Henry C. III and Michael C.; sister Terry C.; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Elmer Choy Kin Chang
Jan. 11, 2014
Elmer Choy Kin Chang, 81, of Costa Mesa, Calif., a Holmes & Narver civil engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lapurisima D.; son Patrick P.; daughters Linda L. Sanders and Dawn M. and Jasmine J. Chang; sisters Dorinda Tom and Magdalene Mitchell; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services to be held at a later date in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Earl Hajime Fujii
Dec. 25, 2013
Earl Hajime Fujii, 75, of Kailua, retired president of Oahu Painting & Decorating, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Judy S.; sons Jay S. and Daryl E.M.; brothers Stanley, Allan and Myron; sisters Carol Inouye and Susan Tsuchiyama; and three granchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Walter Tadao Fujimoto
Jan. 11, 2014
Walter Tadao Fujimoto, 80, of Honolulu, a retired S. Horita mason, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley K., son Guy T., daughters Tammie J. Ikehara and Stacy A. Shigemura, sister Jane H. Inayoshi and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Ruth Miharu Fujiyama
Jan. 2, 2014
Ruth Miharu Fujiyama, 85, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons David and Paul; daughters Lisa Foster, Madeline Foley and Gayle Fujiyama; brothers Masanori and Masami Ohara; sister Kame Nakandakari; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Theodore Hauoli Hackbarth
Nov. 6, 2013
Theodore Hauoli "Joe" Hackbarth, 70, of Honolulu, a retired union business agent, died in New York City. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Janice P., daughter Robyn P. Ponty, son Jason K. Pang, brothers Fred and Albert M., and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 27 at Kailua Beach Park. Services: 9:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Shorts welcome. No flowers. Lei welcome.

Betty Fumiko Higa
Dec. 18, 2013
Betty Fumiko Higa, 95, of Kaneohe, a retired Ilikai Hotel pantry worker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Alvin K. and Gerald M.; daughters Patricia H., Victoria M. and Valerie T.; brothers Yutaka Takeo and George "Rocky" Hirakawa; and sister Asayo Nishihara. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Mei Pou Ho-Ki
Jan. 4, 2014
Mei Pou Ho-Ki, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Chen Chow, China. She is survived by husband Wai Sing Ki, sons Ken Ki and Jin Long Wu, and numerous grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Harold Lee Sing Hong
Nov. 6, 2013
Harold Lee Sing Hong, 79, of Waianae, an electrician, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Wendell and Michael Hong, and Rodney and Darryl Lum; and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at New Hope Christian Fellowship, 290 Sand Island Access Road.

Dolores Nakako Ida
Dec. 20, 2013
Dolores Nakako Ida, 89, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu and Kahuku, a homemaker, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. She was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Dennis and Gerald, and four grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Jan. 7.

Henry Imanaka
Jan. 3, 2014
Henry Imanaka, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education administrator; a principal for Jarrett Intermediate, Kaimuki High, McKinley High and Lunalilo Elementary schools; and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Valerie, son Mitchell, daughter Vicki Takenaka, stepson Kevin Lee, stepdaughter Diane Lee, brother Robert and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Jonah Ka'aialii
Dec. 20, 2013
Jonah Ka'aialii, 78, of Las Vegas, a retired Mandalay Bay dealer, owner of Kaaialii House of Color in Hollywood, Calif., and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marge; sons Dale, Daniel and Mitchell; daughter Jennifer; and sisters Rebecca Kaaekuahiwi and Aggie Pililaau. Private services. Scattering of ashes at Pokai Bay, Waianae, at a later date. Flowers welcome.

Cora Kaya Kadota
Jan. 12, 2014
Cora Kaya Kadota, 89, of Kapaa, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Seattle. She is survived by husband Clifton, son Richard, daughter Linda, brother Bill, sister Terry and two grandchildren. Private inurnment was held. Donations suggested to Kapaa United Church of Christ.

Sue Akagi Kagawa
Nov. 27, 2013
Sue Akagi Kagawa, 101, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Harold T. and Ronald M., daughter Mary E., three grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Betty Shizuko Kau
Jan. 7, 2014
Betty Shizuko Kau, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Valerie A. Kuraya; sisters Carol H. Doi, Chiyoko Kagihiro and Doris Yamamoto; and a grandchild. Private services.

Kalvin K.G. Lam
Dec. 28, 2013
Kalvin K.G. Lam, 65, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Celia, son Thomas, daughter Dayna, mother Moo Jung, brothers Edward and Herman, and sister Marianne. Private services.

Richard Landreth
Jan. 7, 2014
Richard "Red" Landreth, 68, of Aiea, an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by cousins Anne Duke, Marilyn Mathews, Susan Solomon and Nancy Rhoades. Private services.

Thac Thoai Loi
Jan. 12, 2014
Thac Thoai Loi, 77, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Thao Ngoc Ta; sons William, Philip and David Tse; daughter Annie Kim Tse; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. White or black attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Lillian Lai Ung Young Lum
Jan. 5, 2014
Lillian Lai Ung Young Lum, 83, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wendell Taniguchi and Nicholas Lum, daughters Edwina Suzuki and Janine Carlson, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to National Alliance on Mental Illness Hawaii. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Norio George Matsui
Jan. 9, 2014
Norio George Matsui, 87, of Kahului, a carpenter in the hotel and residential industries, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puna, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Otoyo S. and son Jason K. Visitation: 4 p.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Florendo Macadaeg Melchor Sr.
Jan. 4, 2014
Florendo Macadaeg Melchor Sr., 82, a retired research associate for the University of Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Consorcia "Connie"; son Florendo Jr.; daughters Celia Questin, Josie Aurelio, Amy Tamayo, Myrna Patterson, Agnes Santa Cruz and Nelia Asuncion; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at St.Catherine Church, Kapaa. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Cliff Masaru Nagayama
Jan. 3, 2014
Cliff Masaru Nagayama, 89, of Hilo, a retired heavy equipment operator for Puna Sugar Co., died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yukiko, stepsons Garrett and Len Hiraoka, stepdaughter Charlene Shimabukuro, brother Dennis, four step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lucille Y. Nakamatsu
Jan. 7, 2014
Lucille Y. Nakamatsu, 71, of Lawai, Kauai, a teacher and registrar for Waimea High School, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Marshal, son Scott, daughter Kelly Valencia, sisters Brenda Denny and Diane Meyer, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Edward George O'Brien
Jan. 8, 2014
Edward George "Tim" O'Brien, 84, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, hotel general manager for Rock Resorts in the Virgin Islands and a Navy veteran, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Mari, son Robert, daughters Kathy Kent and Karyn Mashima, sister Rita Alexander, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Masao Ono
Dec. 12, 2013
Masao Ono, 94, of Lawai, Kauai, a McBryde Sugar Co. agronomist, died in Hanapepe, Kauai. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Kiyoko, sons Wayne and Randal, sister Toshiko Hirai, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Katherine Kapahu Painter
Jan. 3, 2014
Katherine Kapahu Painter, also known as "Kanani" and "Luana," 69, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a security guard, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Leon Norton; daughter Shirley Ann Painter-Cox; brothers John Kaimimoku, Lawrence Sayurin, John Lopis and Michael and Nathan Herring; sisters Nadine Maglasang, Cyndy Kaimimoku, Anna Mae Balalilo, Sybil Kalima, Amy Entendencia and Marsha Carr; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Moses Purdy
Dec. 27, 2013
Moses Purdy, 75, of Honolulu, a truck driver and an Army veteran, died in Nuu-anu Hale. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by brother Jacob. Private services.

Martin John Quigley Jr.
Jan. 12, 2014
Martin John Quigley Jr., 75, of Lawai, Kauai, a retired Realtor and security guard, died at home. He was born in Washington, D.C. He is survived by daughters Ellen Q.S. Walraven and Suzanne Wheeler, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date. Donations suggested to Kauai Hospice.

Earl Franklin Ramsey
Dec. 25, 2013
Earl Franklin Ramsey, 92, of Kaneohe, a Leeward Community College teacher and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Gilbert, Ariz. Private services.

Henry Regohos Jr.
Jan. 3, 2014
Henry Regohos Jr., 62, of Kailua-Kona, an auto mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doreen; son Travis; daughter Yvonne Hail; parents Edmund Paul and Miguela Chung-Hoon; brothers Michael Regohos, Richard Demitrial and Steven and Edmund D.K. Chung-Hoon; sisters Catherine Villanueva, Joanne Morimoto, Michelle Darcy Espanto, Cynthia Kanuha and Danderine Clark; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Jan. 24 at A Hui Hou Crematory and Funeral Home.

Gregorio Silverio Rivera
Dec. 8, 2013
Gregorio Silverio "Greg" Rivera, 68, of Waipahu, a former Tripler Army Medical Center employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Huberta; sons Gregory A., Garrett M. and Grant M.L.; daughter Heidi M. Rivera Koch; brother Thomas Sr.; sisters Benjamina Fontanilla and Mary J. Allen; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Ernest Yasuyuki Sawada
Dec. 16, 2013
Ernest Yasuyuki Sawada, 84, of Pearl City, a Hawaii National Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Glenn, daughter Lori Tasato, sister Betty and two grandchildren. Private services.

Teruyo Segawa
Jan. 4, 2014
Teruyo "Terry" Segawa, 84, of Hilo, a retiree from F.W. Woolworth's in Hilo, died in Pohai Malama. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Isami; daughters Ivane Aoki, Rae Mori and Susan Segawa; brothers Satoru and Mitsugi Yamamoto; sisters Mitsuko Iwashita, Akemi Yoshimitsu, Sadami Ono and Laura Fujimoto; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Irene Sumako Shimomura
Dec. 25, 2013
Irene Sumako Shimomura, 68, of Waipahu, a Sears retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband William D.; sons Devin Y., Alton K. and Eric D.; brother Elton Sumida; sisters Janet Ohata and Rachel Sumida; and a grandchild. Private services.

Susima Obejas Somera
Dec. 31, 2013
Susima Obejas "Simang" Somera, 75, of Pearl City, a retired Westin Hotel laundry attendant, died in Aiea. She was born in Balaoan, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Florence S. Medina; son Wilfredo; sisters Salome Mitrado, Maria Bustillos and Salvacion Pascua; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Family services: 11:30 a.m. Mass: noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Helen Mutsue Stockinger
Jan. 10, 2014
Helen Mutsue Stockinger, 79, of Honolulu, a retired waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kent Kobayashi; daughters Kathleen Fenn and Tamiko and Tomiko Stockinger; brother Lawrence Furukawa; sisters Betty Kinoshita and Kay Kimura; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Agapito Sumarnap Jr.
Jan. 7, 2014
Agapito "Pete" Sumarnap Jr., 67, of Hilo, a Hawaii County drafting engineer, died. He was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Stella; sons Shane and Charles Jay; daughters Chelsi and Mahana Akina, and Riann Sumarnap; stepsons Melvin and Mark Thomas; sister Norma Kneese; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center, Ainaola Ward. Services: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Naalehu Cemetery.

Roiti Tehetu Sylva
Jan. 9, 2014
Roiti Tehetu Sylva, 73, of Honolulu, a dance instructor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Tahiti. She is survived by daughters Moeata Tehani and Moea DeFries; son Dustin; brothers Tahakura, Etua and Nephi Tahauri; sisters Marutake and Aroarii; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Jan. 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaimuki. Services: noon. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

Gail S. Teramoto
Dec. 4, 2013
Gail S. Teramoto, 72, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Allan A., Roger K. and Robert K. Jr.; daughters Nancy Teramoto and Robin Ursida; brothers Donald T., Floyd and Miles Matsumoto; sister Faye Kikuchi; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Judith Ann Wong
Jan. 4, 2014
Judith Ann "Judy" Wong, 69, of Wailuku, a Calvary Episcopal Church and Preschool teacher, died in Wailuku. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Milton A. "Buddy," daughter Melissa Mahelona, brother Robert Yuhara, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Violet Shizuko Yanagihara
Jan. 1, 2014
Violet Shizuko Yanagihara, 82, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Walton A., daughters Andrea M. Chow and Laureen E. Yanagihara-Kukino, sister Leone Tomisato and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Stanley Kam Fo Young
Dec. 31, 2013
Stanley Kam Fo Young, 79, of Kaneohe, a retired supervisor at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 17 and a Coast Guard veteran who served in the KoreanWar, died inCastle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pancratia R. "Panny" "Penny"; sons Randall A.C., Michael K.F. and Dr. Ryan A.K.; daughters Misty K. Knott and Rinda L. Josue-Young; brother Marcos Ramos; sisters Josephine L. Tanaka, Irene I.Salis, Etheldale Leek and Mary Ellen Likua; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Services: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.






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