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Obituaries

For Monday, March 31, 2014


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Sandra Kehaulani Maio Acedillo
March 24, 2014
Sandra Kehaulani Maio Ace­dillo, 71, of Waianae, a U.S. government fry cook, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons James Maio and Harry Acedillo Jr., daughter Quo­nelle Opunui, brothers Earl and Conrad, sister Yvonne Viernes, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Paradise Chapel, Wai­anae. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

Marina Sybille Katharina Stampf Alofaituli
Feb. 10, 2014
Marina Sybille Katharina Stampf Alofaituli, 55, of Germany, formerly of Hilo, a retired nurse and a jewelry designer, died in Germany. She was born in Bottrop, Germany. She is survived by husband Norbert Fries, sons Andy Ahuna-Alofaituli and David Lohman, and four grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Saturday.

Rodney Kealiimahiai Burgess III
March 10, 2014
Rodney Kealiimahiai Burgess III, 71, of Waimanalo, retired owner of Rod Burgess Realty, died inCastle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Chad, Eric, Kawika and Kona; daughters Danielle Cunha, Hualalai Cabral and Eala Burgess; mother Margaret; brothers Reynard and Randall; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

Merledeen Nell Chandler
March 9, 2014
Merledeen Nell Chandler, 64, of Lahaina, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sisters Junie Lee, Diane Desa and Geraldine Cole. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Eugene DeGuzman Ciubal
March 21, 2014
Eugene DeGuzman Ciubal, 86, of Wailuku, a Maui Land & Pineapple Co. security guard, died at home. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Nenita, son Benjamin, daughters Leorenda Celario and Angie Short, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. April 7 at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. April 8 at the mortuary. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary. com.

Sister Jeanne Cordeiro
March 20, 2014
Sister Jeanne Cordeiro, 94, ofHonolulu, a teacher for more than 50 years, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by brother Roland. Visitation:8 a.m. Thursday at Malia o ka Malu Convent, 1117 4th Ave. Rosary:9:30 a.m. Mass:11:30 a.m. Inurnment:1 p.m. atHawaiian MemorialPark Cemetery.

Florendo Domingo
March 6, 2014
Florendo Domingo, 85, of Hono­lulu, a machine operator for Matson and the Army Reserve, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Pacita; sons Floyd and Elmer; brothers Onofre and Francisco Aquino; sisters Benilda Agustin, Perlita Aquino, Lily Cabral and Encarnation Abuan; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Friday at HawaiianMemorial Park Mortuary. Services:6:30 p.m. Additional visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Kalihi. Services:11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences:hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

James MacLean Dunn III
March 16, 2014
James MacLean "Kimo" Dunn III, 54, of Kahului, a Maui County heavy equipment operator, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by daughters Rebecca Kaio and Christin Kalama; parents James "Bozo" Dunn Jr. and Carolyn "Linda" Roback; stepfather William "Billy" Roback; brothers James M. "Jimmy" Dunn IV and William "Moku" Roback; sisters Rene'e Miller, Michele Perkins and Christabel Dunn; grandmother Genevieve L. Herbert; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Vincenza Eli
Feb. 26, 2014
Vincenza "Midge" Eli, 71, of Waianae died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Frederick Jr. and Thomas; daughter Cecilia Eli-Naone; brother EarlSeminavage; sisters Audrey Eli, Shirleen Oili, JacquelineBarfield, Ines Eldert and Kathy Peabody; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:10 a.m. Burial:1:30 p.m. at Mililani MemorialPark. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Toshiko Endo
Feb. 27, 2014
Toshiko Endo, 88, of Lanai City, a Dole Pineapple Co. researcher, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Michael M.; daughters PatriciaM. Campbell, Christine S. Endo and Kathleen S. Takamoto; brother Takashi Kamasaki; sister Emiko Yang; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation:10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:11:30 a.m. Inurnment:12:30 p.m. April 7 at Maui MemorialPark. Online condolences:hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Michael Kalama Evans
March 19, 2014
Michael Kalama Evans, 59, of Hilo, a contractor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tina F.; sons Michael K. Jr. and Nainoa Evans, and Kaltin Fujiwara-Evans; daughters Angela, Micole and Mina Evans, Marcel Thomas and Mandi Komatsu; father James; brothers Jim, George and Kaleo; sisters Puanani, Sheila and Malia Evans, Anna Ater, Blossom Johnston, Mahealani Edwards and Loke Evans-Bautista; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Gaspara Jadormio Flora
March 19, 2014
Gaspara Jadormio "Soledad" Flora, 99, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rodrigo and Constante; daughters Lourdes Bagaoisan, Cecilia Flora Orodio, Milagros Jaramilla, Zenaida Godsey and Ellen Wright; 16 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Thursday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu. Mass:11 a.m. Burial:1:30 p.m. atMililani MemorialPark. Casual attire.

Shiro Hirayama
March 16, 2014
Shiro Hirayama, 94, of Paukaa, Hawaii, a retired Hicks Homes carpenter and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Maurice Philip Hornos Sr.
March 7, 2014
Maurice Philip Hornos Sr., 75, of Wahiawa, anArmy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by sons Maurice Jr., Eli and Adrian; daughters Kimberly Rutz, Uilani Hornos De Colon and Janera Hornos; sister Carolee Lambayan; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

Helen Atkins Hunt
Jan. 23, 2014
Helen Atkins Hunt, 95, of Palm Springs, Calif., a retired elementary school principal at Island Paradise Academy, died. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by sons Ernest and Robert, daughter Dorothy Trinidad Hunt, sister Alice Ryan, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Paul Y.K. Low
March 9, 2014
Paul Y.K. Low, 88, of Hono­lulu, a ship surveyor with the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard ship repair unit and an Army veteran, died in Hono­lulu. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by son Stephen; daughters Barbaranne Miller, Paulette Tuchscherer and Marilyn Matsuda; sister Edna Loo; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information given in an obituary Saturday.

Violet Fernandez Ma‘e
March 22, 2014
Violet Fernandez Ma‘e, 97, of Hilo, a retired classroom cleaner at Waiakea High School, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Ronald Monteiro; daughter Joyce Branco; brother Lawrence Fernandez; sisters Roselyn Victorine, Amy Butler and Shirley Kealoha; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, section four. Cas­ual attire.

Raymond Sumio Maneki
Feb. 23, 2014
Raymond Sumio Maneki, 83, of Honolulu, a retired assistant news editor for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and anArmy veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Wayne S. and Christopher S., daughter Lisa M. Baxa and sister Marjorie K. Determan. Private services.

Ruth Hatsuko Matsuda
Jan. 6, 2014
Ruth Hatsuko Matsuda, 99, of Kaimuki, a retired marketing department supervisor for Sears Roebuck & Co., died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Albert S. and Thomas K.; daughters Geraldine Y. Uesugi, Bessie F. Ogawa, Frances C. Ishikawa, Esther M. Higa and Elaine S. Matsuda; brothers Hideo, Charles and Harry Higa; 16 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Margaret Soares Medeiros
Feb. 22, 2014
Margaret Soares Medeiros, also known as "Aunt Margie" and "Gramma Ranch," 90, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Rodney Acia, and John "Johnny Boy" III and Alika Medeiros; daughters Diana Aukai and Shirley Kanehailua; brother Donald; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Celebration of life: noon Saturday at AJA Veterans Hall, 361 Haihai St. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. April 7 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Ruth C. Nakamoto
March 19, 2014
Ruth C. Nakamoto, 92, of Waimea, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Ronald, Ray and Alan; daughters Ilona Haggerty, Mae Ikeda, Doreen Nakamoto and Viola Alfson; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Mary Mae Perreira
March 13, 2014
Mary Mae Perreira, 80, of Makawao, Maui, died in Henderson, Nev. She was born in Wai­luku. She is survived by sons Jeffrey and Robert Jr., daughter Cheryl, brother Clement, sisters Dorothy and Bernice, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 8 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Makawao. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

George Quillin
March 11, 2014
George Quillin, 87, of Stow, Ohio, formerly of Hawaii, a corporate attorney for Goodyear, died, He was born in Akron, Ohio. He is survived by sons George E. and David, daughters Michelle Webb and Amy Quillin, brother Dan, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services in Stow. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.

Lionel Ribellia
Feb. 26, 2014
Lionel "Lino" Ribellia, 89, of Beaverton, Ore., a retired KJ Lillie Sheetmetal and Quality Sheetmetal employee, died in Oregon. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Ronald R., Patrick A. and Richard L.; daughter Donna Mae Ribellia-Abreu; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Burial:11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Edith Takako Nomura Sanborn
March 26, 2014
Edith Takako Nomura Sanborn, 84, of Lahaina, a former jewelry store manager, died at home. She was born in Puukolii, Maui. She is survived by son William; daughters Naomi Perry, Aileen Trout, Williet Anthony and Debbie Fernandez; brother Etsuo Nomura; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Ronald Ezekiel Santos Sr.
March 8, 2014
Ronald Ezekiel "Zeke" Santos Sr., 66, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a former Parker Ranch plumber and a cane truck driver, water hauler and mechanic for Hamakua Sugar Co., died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Geraldine "Gerry," sonRonald Jr., daughters Rondalyn Rivera and Shelly Vallespin, brother Walter, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard Hideo Shimamoto
Feb. 28, 2014
Richard Hideo "Hisa"Shima­moto, 93, of Wahiawa, a Friendly Home Builders proprietor, died in Wahiawa. He was born inWaialua. He is survived by sons Mike, Steve and Mark; sister Betty Migita; and six grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:11 a.m. at Mili­lani Memorial Park.

James T. Sugiura
Feb. 23, 2014
James T. Sugiura, 98, of Hono­lulu, a retired surveyor, died in Hono­lulu. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by son Walter, brother Sharkey, sister Betty Endo, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tetsuo Tamashiro
March 18, 2014
Tetsuo Tamashiro, 92, of Hono­lulu, a retired Okada Trucking Co. carpenter, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lillian T.; sons Roy M. and John M.; daughter Susan K.; brothers Yutaka, Seichi, Masao and Seiko; sisters Alice Niibu, June Mitsunaga and Ellen Miya­hira; and four grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Judith Kunie Tateishi
March 17, 2014
Judith Kunie "Judy" Tateishi, 88, of Honolulu, a retired head nurse at St. Francis Medical Center Li­liha, died at home. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by son Paul M., brother Kenji Yamada, sisters Suzie Hara and Lorraine Davis, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m.

Laura Mew Yuk Tomas
March 10, 2014
Laura Mew Yuk Tomas, 95, of Waipahu, a retired Dole Pineapple Cannery produce packer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono­lulu. She is survived by sons Stanley K.M. and Rodney K.W. Rivera; daughter Kathleen K.O. Jacobson; brothers Henry T.H., George T.H. and William T.K. Chang; sisters Florence M.K. Lum, Daisy M.N. Lum-Akana and Nancy M.W. Lee; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mamoru Wada
March 18, 2014
Mamoru Wada, 84, of Wailuku, a retired store manager at United Auto Parts in Wailuku, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by sons Gregg and Mitchell, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Toshimi Yamada
Feb. 25, 2014
Toshimi Yamada, 91, of Hono­lulu, a retired electronics mechanic at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 67 and anArmy veteran who served in World War II, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Lori Uyeoka, Ann Kida and Lei Yamada; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Vernon Hiroshi Yonemura
March 8, 2014
Vernon Hiroshi Yonemura, 86, of Waipahu, an owner of Allied Service and retired Times Super Market employee as well as an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Keith and Todd, and a grandchild. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary Downtown Chapel. Services:6 p.m. Inurnment:11:30 a.m. April 8 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire






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