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Obituaries

For Saturday, February 22, 2014


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Haruo Aruga
Feb. 2, 2014
Haruo Aruga, 83, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honohina, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dorothy T.; son Tracy; brothers Hiroshi, Isao and Mitsugi; sister Chieko Fujimoto; and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

 

Joel Caccam Bajit
Feb. 16, 2014
Joel Caccam Bajit, 22, of Lihue, a McDonalds Lihue crew member, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by parents Leonides O. and Juliet C., and sister Charlene Manglallan. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

 

Estefania Bonilla
Jan. 26, 2014
Estefania Bonilla, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Poi Co. packer, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Hilario; daughters Consuelo Chreene, Cion Battulayan, Ludy Tabalanza and Carmen Dona; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. March 1 at the church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

 

Denise Kehaulani Delizo
Dec. 29, 2013
Denise Kehaulani Delizo, 50, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Noelani, hanai son Maximus, hanai daughter Keikilani, brothers Don and Del, sisters Valerie Lopes and Veronica Delizo, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Chapel West Oahu. No flowers.

 

Dionicia Dagdag Derige
Jan. 29, 2014
Dionicia Dagdag "Ining" Derige, 89, of Waipahu, a retired employee of Schofield Barracks Guest House and Del Monte Fresh Produce, died in Waipahu. She was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Ernesto, daughters Erlinda Malano and Carmen D. Nguyen, sister Filomena C. Allagones, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

 

Therese Lynn Foster
Feb. 9, 2014
Therese Lynn "Theri" Foster, 61, of Kaneohe, a U.S.Department of Defense financial management analyst for the commander, Navy Region Hawaii, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Camp Lejeune, N.C. She is survived by husband David R. Stachelski, brothers Henry McElderry and Carl Joyce, and sister Trudy. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

 

Charles Fox
Feb. 14, 2014
Charles Fox, 84, of Honolulu, a retired attorney and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Virginia. He is survived by wife Preston W., sons Charles D. IV and Frank, brother Carter and four grandchildren. No services.

 

Michael Shawn Kelii Ho
Feb. 14, 2014
Michael Shawn Kelii "Mike" Ho, 38, of Hawaii Kai, a state Department of Public Safety adult correctional officer at Halawa Correctional Facility, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kanoe H., son Logan Blair K. and father Raymond K.L. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. March 1 at Maunalua Bay, Hawaii Kai. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

 

Roy Papanuumealani Jensen Sr.
Feb. 16, 2014
Roy Papanuumealani "Pops" Jensen Sr., 87, of Kamuela, Hawaii, an Army veteran and retiree from the U.S. Naval Air Station Barbers Point fuel department, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Donna-May H.; sons Arthur, Roy, Rodney and Robin; daughters Kathleen Nishida, Katherine Muller, Bernice Redmayne and Dore-May Elmer; brother Edward; 23 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 1 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea 2nd Ward. Services: 11 a.m.

 

Linda Naomi Jones
Feb. 11, 2014
Linda Naomi Jones, 64, of Kapolei, a retired jeweler, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Noelani and Melonie Germano, brother James D., sisters Winona Weaver and Pricillia Soto, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday at New Hope Kapolei Ministry Center, 94-155 Leoole St. No. 201, Waipahu.

 

Wilma LaVerne Kamakea
Feb. 3, 2014
Wilma LaVerne Kamakea, 79, of Honolulu, a customer consultant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Seelyn P.K. Kawewehi, sons Richard K. Jr. and Kurtis K., and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to the American Heart Association or National Kidney Foundation. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

 

Debbie Ann Mokihana Kaohu Kanekoa
Feb. 4, 2014
Debbie Ann Mokihana Kaohu Kanekoa, 51, of Kaaawa, a Delta Airlines employee and former Hawaiian Tel employee, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Colson; sons Ikaika and Kaleo; daughter Lilinoe Rezentes-Kaohu; father Alvin Kaohu; stepfather Ward Lemn; brothers Alvin Kaohu Nishimura, Harry Lemn, and Kapena, Hekili and La'a Kaohu; sisters Wendy Macaluso and Mary Kahele; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Koolau Baptist Church. Services at noon. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

 

Caroline Kapuras Kuilipule
Feb. 7, 2014
Caroline Kapuras "Dingi" Kuilipule, 72, of Kailua-Kona, an executive housekeeping manager for Waiakea Villas and Naniloa Hotel, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Preston; daughters Lynn Iokepa, Leslie Strength and Laura Hundley; sons Joel Hundley and Gerry Quilliopo; brothers Robert and George Kapuras; sisters Helen Hu, Priscilla Robia and June Barr; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No services.

 

Ailean C. Lau
Feb. 15, 2014
Ailean C. Lau, 87, of Honolulu, a vital-statistics clerk at Kapiolani Medical Center, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lance, daughter LaVerne Yamada, brother Ernest Chung, sister Kathleen Kang and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

 

Yasumori Mabuni
Feb. 11, 2014
Yasumori Mabuni, 97, of Mililani, a retired state janitor for the University of Hawaii at Hilo, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Clayton T., daughters Charlotte Ann H. Locke and Genevieve A. Goto, brothers Yasuki "John" and Yasujiro "Benny," two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

 

Richard Wayne Palea Mokuohai
Nov. 16, 2013
Richard Wayne Palea Mokuohai, 63, of Kailua-Kona, a landscaper, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Francis Mokuohai, and Moody and Jonathan Castillo. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. March 1 at Honaunau Beach. Casual attire.

 

Tadao Nago
Feb. 3, 2014
Tadao Nago, 79, of Hilo, a Pan American Airlines employee and an Army veteran, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by son Stuart; daughters Stephanie Heimlich, Kaalokalawaia Lovett and Kameolani Leong; brothers Yoshio and Tetsuo Brad; sister Mildred Tamaye; former wife Janice Uyeno; and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

 

Reginald Nobuo Nakama
Jan. 31, 2014
Reginald Nobuo "Bobby" Nakama, 91, of Honolulu, a retired McCabe Hamilton & Renny stevedore and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by three brothers and two sisters. Private services.

 

Yoshiaki Ogata
Feb. 13, 2014
Yoshiaki "Sharkey" Ogata, 85, of Hilo, a retired assistant air traffic control chief at Hilo Airport, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by daughters Lea Kaneta-Ogata, Wendy Takanishi and Audrey Ogata; brother Dr. Roger; sisters Yaeko Watase and Yachiyo Masuda; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. No services. Scattering of ashes at a later date. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

 

Lyndon Keiji Onaka
Jan. 27, 2014
Lyndon Keiji Onaka, 55, of Bend, Ore., a pianist, composer and musician at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Bend Country Club, died in Kailua-Kona. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Lyndsie R., mother Rose and sisters Roslyn Peterson, Stephanie McGee and Cathy Agena. Private services.

 

Jane Satoko Ota
Jan. 29, 2014
Jane Satoko Ota, 85, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Yoshinori; daughters Cheryl Takeuchi and Wanda Nakamura; sons Darren and Darrell; brother Robert Minamoto; sisters Hagie Kaya, Ellen Iwasaki and Eunice Kimura; and six grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

 

Dorothy Masako Otsuka
Feb. 12, 2014
Dorothy Masako "Dot" Otsuka, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Cenda-Michelle "Mimi" Kunimitsu; sons Curt, Carl and Cy; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

 

Lisa Leianna Oura
Feb. 10, 2014
Lisa Leianna "Brandi" Oura, 49, of Laie, formerly of Hauula, will be remembered in services 11 a.m. March 1 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula makai chapel. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by mother Vendella, brothers Harvey and Clifton Alapa, and sisters Linette Hunter, Alicia Gable, Valerie Vierra and Doreen Ramseyer. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 1. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

 

Federico R. Palacio
Feb. 14, 2014
Federico R. Palacio, 90, of Numila, Kauai, a McBryde Sugar Co. seed cutter, died in Garden Isle Healthcare. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Rey, Vincent, Benjamin, Valentino and Edwin Palacio, and Aurilio Mina Jr.; daughters S. Kuulei Aloha Mina and Donna Lau-Laranio; 51 grandchildren; 95 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

 

Candelaria Visaya Pasion
Feb. 2, 2014
Candelaria Visaya "Candy" Pasion, 86, of Honolulu and Kauai, a child care assistant for the public elementary school foster grandparent program, Oahu Nursing Facility housekeeper, Hawaii Prince Hotel maid and former Holiday Mart maintenance employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Adelaida Pasion-Rivera and Mary Ann Pasion-Fontanilla, brothers Pablo and Ariston Visaya, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 1 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Services: 10:45 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

 

Carl De Wayne Percell
Jan. 19, 2014
Carl De Wayne Percell, 70, of Kaneohe, a retired construction superintendent for W.E. Lyons Construction Co. in Oakland, Calif., died in Kaneohe. He was born in Livermore, Calif. He is survived by wife Sharon O., daughter Robin McLean, brother Donald, sister Louise Wagner and two grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

 

Eula May Pettingill
Feb. 19, 2014
Eula May Pettingill, 87, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a food service employee, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Coffeeville, Miss. She is survived by husband Kent, sons Clinton Lake and Chuck Beck, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kau Ward, Naalehu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire.

 

Erik Rasmussen
Feb. 17, 2014
Erik Rasmussen, 77, of Honolulu, former owner of Worldwide Store Fixtures in Honolulu, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kolding, Denmark. He is survived by wife Ligaya, daughter Cindy, sister Jytte Nielsen, a grandchild and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

 

Harold Lee Rice
Feb. 4, 2014
Harold Lee Rice, 91, of Honolulu, a retired nutrition adviser for the U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of Inspector General, and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Canton, Ill. He is survived by wife Muk Lan Leung Rice, sons Tin Shing and Tin Lung Chao, daughter Janet C.M. McKelpin, sister Helen Harris and three grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. March 1 at Alliance Bible Church, 100 N. Beretania St., Suite 216. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

 

Sonoko Sakai
Feb. 2, 2014
Sonoko Sakai, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Duty Free Shoppers Waikiki salesclerk, died in the Queens Medical Center. She was born in Yaeyama, Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by son John, daughter Frances and a grandchild. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

 

Saburo Shimomura
Feb. 8, 2014
Lt. Col. Saburo Shimomura, 88, of Honolulu, an Army retiree who served in the Korean and Vietnamwars, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace K., son Calvin M., daughters Karen N. Atkins and Irene H. Tamayo, sister Mary "Minnie" Marushige, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

 

Tofiga Mautofi Siimalevai
Feb. 12, 2014
Tofiga Mautofi Siimalevai, 79, of Pearl City, a former StarKist Tuna (Samoa) factory worker and a former cook for Keokis Laulau and 50th State Poultry, died in Honolulu. He was born in Safata Tafitoala, Western Samoa. He is survived by sisters Esi Tuisamatatele, Nimo Mana and Nifo Siimalevai. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Church of the New Testament, 1311 Prospect St. Services: 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

 

Julia Kaupena Kahanu Solomon
Feb. 13, 2014
Julia Kaupena Kahanu Solomon, 77, of Waimanalo, a retired Kailua High School cafeteria supervisor, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Hiram H. Jr., daughters Kauaiwa Harrington and Cyrinah Solomon, hanai sons Kimo Woelfel and Luke Okihiro, hanai daughter Loralie Okihiro, brothers Oliver Pickford Sr. and Kawika Kahanu, 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home in name of Julia K.K. Solomon.

 

Jane Yasuko Uesato
Feb. 12, 2014
Jane Yasuko Uesato, 80, of Honolulu, retired proprietor of Jane's Coffee Shop, died in Islands Hospice Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ted T., sons Clyde A. and John T., daughter Cindy C. Kortuem, brother Richard J. Takara, sisters Nancy H. Takara and Helen F. Ajimine, and three grandchildren. Private services.

 

Connie Velarde
Nov. 7, 2013
Connie "Tu Tu Connie" Velarde, 75, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Indiana. She is survived by daughters Kim Depiero, Tracy Roma and Julie Ann MacQueen; brothers Charles Wimmer, and Jimmy and John Jumper; and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Sunday at Salt Pond Beach Park, third pavilion. Services: 4 p.m.

 

Louis Marques Vivas Jr.
Feb. 11, 2014
Louis Marques Vivas Jr., 74, of Honolulu, a mason, died in Sandy, Utah. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Faye; sons Louis Mark III, Bruce and Matt; daughters Rachel Reganhardt and Loulukea Saltzman; brother Gerald Bobby; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional services: 12:30 p.m. March 1 at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

 

Helen K. Won
Feb. 7, 2014
Helen K. Won, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John Y.W.; daughters Rowena Holland, Lauren K.Y. Shodai, Gail K.Y. Nishimoto and Sharon K.L. Uota; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

 

Helen Hanako Yamaguchi
Jan. 27, 2014
Helen Hanako Yamaguchi, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Thomas Kuwaye and sisters Frances Sakoki and Judith Tanaka. Private services.

 

Harold Takeshi Yamamoto
Dec. 4, 2013
Harold Takeshi Yamamoto, 79, of El Monte, Calif., a retired California state Highways Department draftsman and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Betty; sons Greg and Gavin; brother Walter; sisters Jane Nihipali, Karen Denison and Kathleen Kluth; and a grandchild. Private services.

 

Mitsuno Yamaoka
Feb. 3, 2014
Mitsuno Yamaoka, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired meat cutter, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Gary and Wayne, daughters Gail Tilley and Karen Yamaoka, brother Tadayuki Murakami, sister Sueno Saito, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.






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