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Obituaries

For Saturday, March 22, 2014


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Sandra Hiroko Abe
March 4, 2014
Sandra Hiroko Abe, 64, of Kaneohe, a retired city examination branch chief, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua House. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wallace K., daughters Christine A. Coulter and Jennifer Y. Abe, brothers Jerry and Dennis Taira, sister Joyce Kamai and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert Ray Barr
Feb. 10, 2014
Robert Ray "Smoking Bob" Barr, 80, of Kaneohe died in Kaneohe. He was born in Eureka, Calif. He is survived by son Kelly, daughter Reanna K. Smith and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 29 at St. Ann's Church, Kaneohe. Services: 11 a.m.

Margaret Lee Chang
March 16, 2014
Margaret Lee Chang, 83, of Waipahu, a legal secretary for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Patti Takayama, Colleen Miyasato-Festerling and Valerie Ann Chang; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Curtis Lawrence Fook On Ching
March 15, 2014
Curtis Lawrence Fook On Ching, 85, of Honolulu, a retired investigator for the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Val Waldtraut Krohn-Ching; sons Max Krohn-Ching and Clifton Ching; daughters Tiana Krohn-Ching Maslanka, Christine Takushi, Paula Ching and Valerie Buenconsejo; sisters Velma Chung and Shirley Kinney; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Aaron Christopher Collins
March 16, 2014
Aaron Christopher Collins, 39, of Waianae, a Reynolds Recycling manager, will be remembered in a celebration of life 9 a.m. Saturday at Magic Island. He died in Waianae. He was born in Salt Lake City. He is survived by wife RicAnn; sons Riley and Jonathan; daughter Amber; parents Billy Ray and Patricia; brothers James, David and Jonathan; and sisters Mary Roberts and Sarah Turner. Aloha attire. Loose flowers welcome. For information, contact Inspired Church at 254-339-2806 or Reynolds Recycling at 487-2802.

Dionicio Pascual Cudal
Feb. 23, 2014
Dionicio Pascual Cudal, 66, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marciana J.; son Renald; daughter Rowenalyn; brothers Saturnino, Nemecio, Patricio and Ruben; sister Consolacion Agcaoili; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 7 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. 

William De Araujo
March 14, 2014
William De Araujo, 84, of Hilo, a retiree from the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother Alfred Araujo and sisters Elizabeth Silva and Bernice Schubert. Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Sauolevaveao Faaofo
March 2, 2014
Sauolevaveao Faaofo, 41, of Waianae died. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by parents Tagiilima and Faaletonu Faiumu, and brothers Soli, Bo, Toeleiu and Tagiilima Faiumu Jr., and Boy Tauofi Jr. Visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

Meleane Lealofi Fa'i
Feb. 21, 2014
Meleane Lealofi Fa'i, 65, of Waipahu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Va'atofu Jr. and Lejeune; daughters Matauaina M. Fa'i Foumai, Aloitafuna B. Fa'i and Carolina M. Fa'i Langkilde; mother Matauaina F. Salanoa Seau; brothers Lealofi I, Shawkey I, Supply, Lealofi II and Ben Seau; sisters Sally Seau Neves, Afioga Seau Toilolo and Fuatino Seau; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at First Samoan Full Gospel Pentecostal Church, Salt Lake. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Mitsuko Fukunaga
March 7, 2014
Mitsuko Fukunaga, 93, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by brothers-in-law Takanari, Yasuteru, Yoshikage, Suetaka, Shigeyuki and James; and sisters-in-law Iris Fukunaga, Fujiko Ito, Hanako Miyahara, Setsuko Toriano and Etsuko Sato. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Jean Jenkins Harr
Feb. 20, 2014
Jean Jenkins Harr, 72, of Mililani, a retired Hawaii Pacific University college administrator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Eldon, Mo. She is survived by son David; daughter Elizabeth; brother George Dellmar Jenkins; sisters Ina Lewis, Roberta Johnson and Martha Ramsey; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 29 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment.

George Harrington
March 11, 2014
George Harrington, 46, of Kapaa, Kauai, owner of Above All Granite, died. He was born in Mission Viejo, Calif. He is survived by wife Becky, sons Michael and Joseph, parents Bruce and Lucille, and brothers Scott "Chivo" and Brett. Private services.

Tsuruyo Higa
March 1, 2014
Tsuruyo Higa, 83, of Mililani died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Sumiyo-son, Amami Oshima, Japan. She is survived by sons Melvin K. and Mark H. Higa, daughter Helene M. de la Torre, brother Genji Kyan, sister Mitsuko Miyagi and five grandchildren. Private services. 

Ranceford Kaluau
March 2, 2014
Ranceford "Randy" Kaluau, 58, of Las Vegas, an employee of Hawaiian Telephone Co. and Sprint Las Vegas, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brothers the Rev. Christopher and Lionel Keahi, and Kaipo, Scott and Chuck Miller; and sisters Mickey Keahi, Annadele Yahiro and Terry Miller. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. April 5 at Waiehu Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Walter LeiAloha Kamaka
March 8, 2014
Walter LeiAloha Kamaka, 85, of Honolulu, an Air Force retiree, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mei Fa; son James; daughter Theresa; brothers Donald, Clarence, Philip, Vincent and Edmund; and sisters Elissa Kamaka, Katherine Swannie, Charlotte Hoach, Gwen Achiu, Pat Igawa and Caroline Victorino. Private services.

Peter I. Kaneshige
Feb. 21, 2014
Peter I. Kaneshige, 59, of Honolulu, an insurance agent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Nathaniel, daughter Nicole, parents Isamu and Carole S., and brother Jay. Services: 5 p.m. March 29 at Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School. 

Alfredo Dominic Lagaso
March 10, 2014
Alfredo Dominic Lagaso, 76, of Aiea, a retired band teacher and student activities coordinator for James Campbell High School, and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Natividad; daughters Nadine and Almarie Lagaso, and Trisha Lagaso Goldberg; brother Edwin; sister Rose Malakaua; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. March 29 at First United Methodist Church. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Jimmy Hop Lao
March 7, 2014
Jimmy Hop Lao, 89, of Honolulu, a retired United Airlines parts department supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini MedicalCenter. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by son Steven Chan, daughter Linda Chun, brothers Chester and George, sisters Dorothy Gordon and Rena Chin, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Virginia Isabel Gomes Llanos
Feb. 25, 2014
Virginia Isabel Gomes "Virgie" Llanos, 80, of Wahiawa, a Women's Army Corps veteran, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by son Felix Jr.; daughters Patricia "Patty" Monroy, Theresa "Terry" Walker and Darlene Llanos; sister Evelyn Miranda; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Wahiawa. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Donny Kauwika Loando
Feb. 5, 2014
Donny Kauwika Loando, 38, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a heavy equipment operator and truck driver for Kahanakoa Construction Co., will be remembered in services 11 a.m. March 29 at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Clubhouse, Hono-kohau Boat Harbor. He died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yvette U.; son Kayson; parents Jack Sr. and Lillian; brothers Jack Jr., Mark and Tony; and sister Lisa Duarte. Celebration of life: 8 a.m. March 29 at the clubhouse. Casual attire. No flowers. Call 315-2680 for information. 

Adelaida Liwanag Marzan
Feb. 19, 2014
Adelaida Liwanag "Lerma" Marzan, 67, of Waipahu, a retired bilingual school assistant for the state Department of Education, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Quintin, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Alfred R.; son Kelvin L.; daughter Fria L.; brothers Samuel D., Hilario D. and Juanito D. Liwanag; sisters Leticia Felipe, Dolores L. Nalos and Delia L. Badua; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Jude Catholic Church, Makakilo. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. 

William Francis McGowan
Feb. 28, 2014
William Francis McGowan, 89, of Honolulu, a BTM Enterprises sales representative and a Navy veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Lanesboro, Iowa. He is survived by wife Helen C., son Ben, a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Artemio Oandasan Miguel Sr.
Feb. 23, 2014
Artemio Oandasan Miguel Sr., 78, of Aiea, a retired J.C. Penney employee, died in Aiea. He was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonita V.; sons Romeo, Jerry and Artemio Jr.; daughter Maryvic Dumlao; sister Felipa Allado; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. 

Shannon M. Miyashiro
March 9, 2014
Shannon M. Miyashiro, 57, of Aiea died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clyde, brother John Obrey and sisters Robyn Hara and Sherry Chang. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Phyllis Yukie Morita
Feb. 24, 2014
Phyllis Yukie Morita, 87, of Honolulu died in Islands Hospice. She was born in Wailua, Kauai. She is survived by husband Kaoru, son Glenn, daughters Sheila and Beverly, sister Jane Hiranaka, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mark R. Nordin
Feb. 25, 2014
Mark R. Nordin, 46, of Honolulu, a maintenance specialist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Minnesota. He is survived by father Ronald, mother Julianne Seifert and brothers Bret, Richard and Scott. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.

Eiko Ohama
Feb. 27, 2014
Eiko Ohama, 92, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Katsumi; daughters Jun Ishibashi, Kei Nakagawa, Mei Yoshikawa and Lei Roi; sisters Kikue Morioka, Betty Wakiji and Yoshiko Okamoto; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Rory Mitsuru Osedo
March 11, 2014
Rory Mitsuru Osedo, 47, of Kaneohe died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Dennis S. and Carolyn T., brother Dain S. and grandmother Rose K. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. 

Mary Kaliko Perez
March 11, 2014
Mary Kaliko Perez, 83, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Andrew, Rockney, Clarence, Randall, Gilbert, Kimo, Alvin, Gregory and Glen; daughters Pualeilani Perez, Sandra Pakele, Leimomi Kihara and Noelani Mackowiak; hanai daughters Naliko Medina and Nalani Sugata; brothers Noah, Nesha and Albert Kahoopii, and Kenneth Hook; 36 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Kohala Gospel of Salvation Church. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. March 29 at the church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Francis Robert Perreira
Feb. 28, 2014
Francis Robert Perreira, 67, of Kaneohe, a Honolulu Police Department officer and an investigator for the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Christina, son James F., daughters Judy Barrozo and Cathy Perreira, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Private inurnment. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. 

Petrona Magaoay Queja
Feb. 22, 2014
Petrona Magaoay "Tona" Queja, 88, of Pearl City, a retired American Linen presser and a homemaker, died in Pearl City. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Antero A.; sons Amado and Doming; daughters Demetria "Deme" "Siping" Ramiscal and Celia "Ismin" Garcia; brothers Ricardo, Juan, Miguel, Nario, Lamberto and Sergio Magaoay; sister Rita Manuel; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. March 29 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Pearl City. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Samuel Martinez Ramos
March 11, 2014
Samuel Martinez Ramos, 61, of Lihue, a retired heavy equipment operator for Lihue Sugar Plantation and a landscaper and maintenance employee for Smith's Tropical Paradise, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Reynalda "Renee"; son Samuel "Jun" Jr.; brothers Reynaldo, German, Crescencio "Cres" and Jerry; sister Gladdy Palaroan; and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. March 29 at Immaculate Conception Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Additional service information for an obituary published March 15. 

Billy J. Robinson
March 6, 2014
Billy J. Robinson, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force senior master sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Memphis, Tenn. He is survived by wife Yukie, son Michael, daughter Sandra Patton, sisters Carolyn Boldt and Helen Rodgers, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Norman Stanley Kealoha Saffery
March 4, 2014
Norman Stanley Kealoha Saffery, 84, of Honolulu, an aircraft mechanic, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Alan and Lyle; daughters Donna M. Sorman, Liane N. Thompson and Wanda Naki; brother Frank K.; 20 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. March 29 at Maunalua Bay, east section. Online condolences: borthwick-oahu.com.

Marjorie Schlabig
Feb. 27, 2014
Marjorie "Marge" Schlabig, 95, of Honolulu, a retired dietitian, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Calgary, Alberta. She is survived by numerous cousins. Private services.

Hye Won Sin
March 8, 2014
Hye Won Sin, 71, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk, died at home. She was born in Hwang Hae Do, Korea. She is survived by daughter Joanne Y.J. Young, caregiver and son-in-law Gregory Young, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. 

Herbert T. Sueoka
March 12, 2014
Herbert T. Sueoka, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired progress man at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lorraine M., son Ryan, daughter Debbie S. Kurihara, brother Raymond H., sister Dorothy C. Casterline and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

Jimmie Leon Swann Sr.
March 3, 2014
Jimmie Leon Swann Sr., 75, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran and Naval Supply Center employee, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by sons Jimmie Jr., Robert and Jason; daughter Shelby; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Services and scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. March 29 at Zablan Beach fronting 89-436 Keaulana Ave., Waianae. Call 469-6560, 351-6247 or 772-6794 for more information.

Lynette Leialoha Kaowili Takayesu
March 9, 2014
Lynette Leialoha Kaowili Takayesu, 74, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, owner of Hale o Leialoha, died in Idaho Falls. She was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. She is survived by sons Ocean P. and Lawrence K. Kaowili; daughters Laureen K. Stanfield and Lorna M.H. Kometani; brothers Robert and John Hee; sisters Ruth Kolo, Violet Arakaki, Lucy Wong and Diane Gushiken; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Ruth Mokihana Torres
March 1, 2014
Ruth Mokihana "Ruthie" Torres, 76, of Waipahu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Frank, daughter Bernadette "Bernie," brothers Frederick O'Riley and Benjamin Macadangdang, and sister Helen Costa. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 29 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Bruce Tetsuji Wakabayashi
March 1, 2014
Bruce Tetsuji Wakabayashi, 70, of Honolulu, a retiree of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and an Army veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rachel and brother Bruce. Private services. No monetary offerings. 

Jin Yu Yan
March 3, 2014
Jin Yu Yan, 87, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Zhongshan, Guangdong, China. He is survived by wife Shao Zhen Liu; sons Zhuo Ting and Zhuo Bo; daughters Ke Qing Lam, De Qing Lee and Lok Hing Ngan; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. 

Edmund Kar Ung Yee
Feb. 24, 2014
Edmund Kar Ung Yee, 62 of Kailua, a retired attorney with Ayabe Chong Nishimoto Sia & Nakamura LLLP, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet H. Murphy, brother Stanley C. and sisters Irene K.O. Wong and Cynthia K.H. Kadekawa. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. March 29 at St. George Catholic Church, 41-1323 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo. Services: 2:30 p.m. Mass: 3 p.m. Private inurnment. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaii Public Radio or St. George Catholic Church-Mary Lou Scholarship Fund. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.






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