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Obituaries

For Saturday, April 5, 2014


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Maria Blanca Alfonso
March 27, 2014
Maria Blanca Alfonso, 88, of Molokai, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Edward Jr., daughters Milani Alfonso and Betty Lou Ignacio, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. April 12 at St. Damien of Molokai Catholic Church, Kaunakakai. Mass: 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Molokai Veterans Cemetery, Hoolehua.

Gertrudis Juan Antonio
March 31, 2014
Gertrudis Juan Antonio, 97, of Kilauea, Kauai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Margie Layaoen, sister Josefa Ganal, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. April 14 at New Hope Christian Church, Kilauea. Services: 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kilauea Japanese Cemetery.

Margaret Mary Boyd
March 24, 2014
Margaret Mary "Aunty Margaret" Boyd, 84, of Pittsburg, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired Sears credit representative, died in Pittsburg. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Robert N. IV, daughters Caroline Stromberg and Patricia Rivera, sister Phylis Specht, 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Mass at noon. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Lei welcome.

Esther Kahaunani Buen
March 28, 2014
Esther Kahaunani Buen, 64, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Kimberly K. Nestor and Heidi L. Ramos; brother Simon K. Amasiu; sisters Victoria K. Freitas, Flora N. Simeona and Mary D. Hoopai; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Ryven-James Makanamekeakua Dacosin-Arcala
March 21, 2014
Ryven-James Makanamekeakua Dacosin-Arcala, infant son of Aaron Arcala and Nicole Dacosin, of Kaneohe, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brothers Ryden-James and Rysen-James; and grandparents Dale and Patricia Sugioka, and Ryan and Raylette Dacosin. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. April 12 at Hope Chapel Kaneohe. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Blanche Ann Daquioag-Ebert
March 19, 2014
Blanche Ann Daquioag-Ebert, 52, of Kalihi, an Alamo Rent A Car shuttler, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by mother Delly D. Palafox; sons Ryan K. Ebert, and Elijah J. and Isaiah Daquioag; daughter Melissa A. Ebert; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. April 18 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 9:30 a.m. April 19 at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Jose Vincent Dayanan Sr.
March 12, 2014
Jose Vincent Dayanan Sr., 80, of Kapolei, a steel industry retiree and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Aproniana, sons Jose Jr. and Jason, daughters Adrienne Saragena and Darlene Dayanan, and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Dorothy Kazuko Okuda Dela Cruz
March 18, 2014
Dorothy Kazuko Okuda Dela Cruz, 77, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jerry H., Dean J., Kyle K.T. and Ray G.Y.; daughters Cynthia L.K. and Brenda L.Y. Dela Cruz, and Marjorie "Momi" Taputu; sisters Mildred Fujiwara, Betty Shishido, Jean Yoshimura-Lopez, Emi Dowiat, Sharon Schwering and Elaine "Michie" Kimizuka; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 12 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m.

Ruperta Garcia de la Cruz
March 11, 2014
Ruperta Garcia de la Cruz, 91, of Mililani, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Santiago, Michael and Absalon Valdez, and Jose Rick de la Cruz; daughters Ely V. Bolosan, Asuncion Valdez, Erlinda Francisco, Norma de la Cruz Kop and Nora de la Cruz; caregivers Eva Bantolina and Rose Chavez; 28 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Janet Elisa Dietz
March 26, 2014
Janet Elisa Dietz, 75, of Hanalei, Kauai, a retired hostess for Coco Palms Hotel and Charo's Restaurant, died at home. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She is survived by son Mario Hendrickson, daughter Kaiulani Palumbo, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon May 3 at Hanalei Black Pot.

Dorothy Jean Doherty
March 31, 2014
Dorothy Jean Doherty, 89, of Honolulu, a retired legal secretary for Cades Schutte Fleming & Wright, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in McPherson, Kan. She is survived by sons William, Steven, Robert and James Jr.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Terrence Joseph Duarte
March 20, 2014
Terrence Joseph Duarte, 64, of Waianae, died in Honolulu. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Toni Jean; sons John and Tyler; daughter Tish Costa; brothers Damien and Harry; sisters Beryl, Mabel and Rochelle; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Robert E. Duggan
March 8, 2014
Robert E. Duggan, 85, of Las Vegas, an Army Air Corps retiree, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Georgia. He is survived by wife Frances Ann, son Gregory and a grandchild. Private services.

Phyllis Marie Hamilton
March 27, 2014
Phyllis Marie Hamilton, 90, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Realtor for Sleeping Giant Realty, died at home. She was born in Manchester, N.H. She is survived by daughter Janice M. Griewe, brother Howard Walsh, seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. No services. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

Elaine Ahuna Hines
March 6, 2014
Elaine Ahuna "Aunty Nickie" Hines, 86, of Waimanalo, an employee for the state of Hawaii and City and County of Honolulu, and a musician, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Joseph J. Jr.; sons John A. "Bobo," David K. "Dusty" and Mark; daughter Candace Helsham; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. April 12 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Takenobu Ishiki
Feb. 28, 2014
Takenobu "Chic" Ishiki, 87, of Fountain Valley, Calif., formerly of Kukuihaele, Hawaii, an Air Force retiree, died in Fountain Valley. He was born in Kukuihaele. He is survived by wife Hazel; son Shane; daughters Kim, Melanie, Mandy and Jacqueline; brothers Takeo and Sonny; sisters Elsie, Kikue, Shirley and Doris; and three grandchildren. Inurnment at a later date at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Nancy A. Jackson
March 25, 2014
Nancy A. Jackson, 76, of Mililani, a retired state teacher and co-founder of the Nene Award, died in Mililani. She was born in Glendale, Calif. She is survived by husband Jerry H., son Bill, daughters Linda Jackson and Susan Fahrni, and eight grandchildren. Committal services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Samuel John Hewahewa Kipapa Jr.
March 1, 2014
Samuel John Hewahewa Kipapa Jr., 71, of Kaneohe, a construction laborer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Derek, John and William "Billy"; daughters Alyssa, Tasha and Wanda; mother Flora Ho; four brothers; a sister; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. No services.

Joseph Kauilanuinamakaeha Keaulana Lui Sr.
March 26, 2014
Joseph Kauilanuinamakaeha Keaulana Lui Sr., 76, of Kahaluu, a retired heavy-equipment operator, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Lee Ann Miranda and Joan Raines, brother Moses Keaulana, sister Moana Dyball, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Family scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. April 12 at Sandy Beach. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

James Toshiyuki Minato
March 14, 2014
James Toshiyuki Minato, 92, of Hilo, a retired director for the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Workers Compensation Division, an Army veteran who served in World War II and a retired Hawaii Air National Guard captain, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Fredrick, daughter Carol Kashimoto, stepdaughter Rose Marie Kurita, sisters Teruko Okumura and Karen Yamada, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Joseph Hosea Moses Jr.
March 3, 2014
Joseph Hosea Moses Jr., 66, of Honolulu, an accounting technician for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at Tripler Army Medical Center and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ho-nolulu. He is survived by sisters Twinkle Linda Moses, Pearl K. Estioko, Antoinette Pennebaker and Andrea Norton. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Mike Masaru Nagaishi
March 16, 2014
Mike Masaru Nagaishi, 96, of Aiea, a retired Army supply clerk and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kimie "Kay"; sons Randy and Brian; daughters Florence Kawakami and Lorna Schnell; brothers George, Paul, Robert, William and Jack; sister Misako Katano-Kawachi; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Hiroshi Namba
March 20, 2014
Hiroshi Namba, 86, of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife Gail M., sons Gary H. and John R., daughter Jill R. Namba-Mauricio, brother George, sisters Haruko Sakaue and Harriet Yokota, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Thomas Y. Shimooka Sr.
March 13, 2014
Thomas Y. Shimooka Sr., 84, of Kapolei, owner of T.Y.S. Trucking, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born on Hawaii island. He is survived by sons Gary Kameehonua and Alan Shimooka, daughters LeeAnn Kaopua and Jeniel Shimooka, brother Raymond, sisters Janet Vicari and Eleanor Kuwaye, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalaeloa chapel, 2074 Lauwiliwili St. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Maurice F. Smith
March 25, 2014
Maurice F. "Smitty" Smith, 86, of Honolulu, a retired construction contractor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by son Dana and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Bernice Hyang-Ja Sramek
March 26, 2014
Bernice Hyang-Ja Sramek, 71, of Lahaina, co-owner and operator of Parasail Kaanapali in Lahaina and Wailea Parasail in Kihei, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pusan, South Korea. She is survived by son Samuel Park, daughter Josephine Chong, brothers Uo Rong and Uo Duk Kim, and four grandchildren. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Walter Kazuo Sugi
Feb. 11, 2014
Walter Kazuo Sugi, 90, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired American Electric Co. electrician, a coffee farmer and an Army veteran, will be remembered in services 3 p.m. April 12 at Kona Outdoor Circle Educational Center, 76-6280 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona. He was born in Honaunau. He is survived by wife Linda, sons Bryan and Tilthon, daughters Lovelyn Louie and Lynette Kinoshita, brother George, sister Helen Takesue, hanai brother Koshi Tomono, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. April 12 at the center. Private inurnment. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

Reginald Minoru Suzuka
March 19, 2014
Reginald Minoru Suzuka, 80, of Honolulu, a retired ParEn Inc. civil engineer and an Army Reserves veteran, died at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Katherine H., sons Keith K. and Randall M., daughter Kara M., brother Alexander, sisters Grace Foreman and Diana Takara, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. April 12 at Olivet Baptist Church, 1775 S. Beretania St. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Lin Sing Tang
March 24, 2014
Lin Sing Tang, 90, of Honolulu, a produce purchaser, died in Honolulu. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Lilian, son Raymond, daughter Estela Lau, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Henry Walter Thompson Sr.
March 12, 2014
Henry Walter Thompson Sr., 66, of Honolulu, a construction worker and an Army veteran, died in Holy Family Care Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Henry W. Jr. and Healani, daughter Jaylene Taetakua, sister Wanda Dupont, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.






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