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Obituaries

For Wednesday, April 9, 2014


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Ira V. Bailey
April 3, 2014
Ira V. "Ike" Bailey, 98, of Kaneohe, a retired city sidewalk and paving inspector and a retired Navy lieutenant commander, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Elmwood, Wis. He is survived by hanai son Loren Pelkey, hanai daughter Susan Kennedy, brother Harold Ray Englund and four hanai grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes.

Masako Yamaoka Ballesteros
March 25, 2014
Masako Yamaoka Ballesteros, 94, of Hilo, a Kamehameha Garment seamstress and a Zippy's McCully counter person, died in Honolulu. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Jimmy M. and Keith K.; daughters Juliet C. Rivera and Joanne K. Kobayashi; brother Dr. Ronald M. Yamaoka; sisters Sumiko Kim, Kiyomi Okura and Fumie Kaneshiro; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Franklin Harrison Tai Nin Chang
March 27, 2014
Franklin Harrison Tai Nin Chang, 79, of Pearl City, a retired Hawaii Stevedores shipping clerk, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Dwayne, Daren and Darwin H.; daughter Dr. F. Healani; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Raymond M. Chang
March 23, 2014
Raymond M. "Ray" Chang, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Community College physics professor, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Alisa Sarroca and Liana Hallet, brother Walter and four grandchildren. Private services.

Florence Leialoha Peterson Gould
Feb. 26, 2014
Florence Leialoha Peterson Gould, 91, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jeff, Jonathan, Alan, Greg G. and Cary V. Peterson; daughters Joan Lee and Mapuana Peterson; brother Ben; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ryan Jacob Hikila
March 27, 2014
Ryan Jacob Hikila, 19, of Hauula died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Sosipeta; brothers Isi, Tonga, Ta'ani, Kateni, Simione, Bryan, Ford and Clarence; and sisters Mahola Hikila and Suiava Latu. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii North Stake, 55-600 Naniloa Loop. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

Tolifili Kafalava
March 28, 2014
Tolifili "Uili" Kafalava, 46, of Kailua, a construction worker, died in Kailua. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Meliame, brothers Simi Kafalava and Taufa 'Akau'ola, and sisters Fane M. Fisilau, Lupe McDonald, Liliani T. Lua, Louana Mahe, Mina Latu, Mele F. Tu'i, Vakiola Kafalava, Sefiela Lafo'ou, Halamehi Kupu and 'Akanete 'Akau'ola. Visitation: 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua Ward, Kailua Road. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Mildred Kahalewai
April 7, 2014
Mildred "Midge" Kahalewai, 78, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Richard; son Joseph Aguiar; daughters Darlene Kuwada, Marlene Kaaukai and Daveann Waters; brother Edwin P. Aguiar; sisters Jan Vierra, Thelma Kahakua and Carol Crall; 15 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

William Keliikuli
March 27, 2014
William Keliikuli, 80, of Waianae, an auto mechanic, died at home. He was born in Kamuela, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Grace; sons William and Vincent; daughters Violet Pratt, Leilani Gomes, Kealoha Barroga and Merri and Ana Keliikuli; brothers George and Archie; sisters Mililani Keliikuli-Kaimana and Shirley Greig; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Richard Kim Jr.
March 28, 2014
Richard Kim Jr., 55, of Makawao, Maui, a Kahului Airport porter, died. He was born in Colorado Springs, Colo. He is survived by wife Judy; sons Aukai, Iokepa and Joshua; daughter Briana; father Richard; brothers Carroll, Matthew and Peter; and sisters Theresa Clay, Margaret Kim, Dot Shigemura and Camilla Hoffsommer. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Church of the Good Shepherd, Wailuku. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Daniel Chakol Lee
April 1, 2014
Daniel Chakol Lee, 46, of Ewa Beach, a Choice Construction Inc. carpenter, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by wife Eun Hee; son Joshua M.; daughter Kayla Y.; parents Ok Sung and Sun Nyo; brothers Chae Hong, Chae Hwan, Chae Woo, Chae Il and Chae Min; and sisters Mi Kyong and Mi Suk. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Aiea Korean United Methodist Church, 99-101 Laulima St. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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 and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Family scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. Saturday at Sandy Beach. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

Arlene Martinez
March 24, 2014
Arlene Martinez, 57, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Lucea F., brother Rudolph "Rudy" and sisters JoAnn Pagador, Beverly Glenn, Marilyn Lewis and Sharlene Martinez. Private services.

Albert Harumi Matsuda
March 28, 2014
Albert Harumi Matsuda, 79, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lillian, daughter Leanne Niino, sister Dorothy Kansako and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Gunichi Matsuoka
March 29, 2014
Gunichi "Gunji" Matsuoka, 82, of Wailuku, a retired Maui County Fire Department assistant fire chief, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Setsuko "Bess"; daughters Lynn Carroll, Laurie Donato and Valerie Piano; brother Tokuji; sisters Flora Umeno, Elaine Ishikawa, Jane Gokan and Betty Sakado; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Word of Truth Church, Old Maui Theatre, on Puunene Avenue, Kahului. Services: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Committal services: 9 a.m. Monday at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Rachel Susan McDonagh
March 30, 2014
Rachel Susan McDonagh, also known as Barbara, Bobbi and Liko, 63, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, an elementary school teacher in Naalehu, Hawaii, and children's books author, died at home. She was born in New York City. She is survived by cousins Mark Goldberg, Joanie Levine and Martin Schuler. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Thursday at Kahaluu Reserve Pavilion, Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaii Community Foundation for the Stein Family Scholarship Fund.

Yoshiye Nishimoto
March 11, 2014
Yoshiye "Hilda" Nishimoto, 94, of Honolulu, a retired waitress at Victoria Inn, Kaimuki, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clarence, Daniel and Edwin; daughters Elaine Tamashiro and Sandra Nishimoto; brother Thomas Yamada; sister Jane Matsusaki; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Betty Y.K. Okada
Feb. 26, 2014
Betty Y.K. Okada, 91, of Pearl City, a Lualualei Ammunition Depot retiree, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Doug; daughters Linda Warashina, Millie Okada-Miura and Lisa Okada; brother Timothy Tom; sisters Alice Tom, Jennie Lee and Marsha Ho; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m.

George Nobuo Oshita
April 2, 2014
George Nobuo Oshita, 93, of Kapaa, Kauai, a pineapple, fruit and vegetable farmer, and journeyman carpenter, died at home. He was also an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and recipient of three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for Meritorious Achievement. He was born in Anahola, Kauai. He is survived by sons Russell, Clayton and Marvin; brothers Clarence and Albert; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kapaa United Church of Christ. Services: 10 a.m. Light lunch to follow. Burial to be held at a later date at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Benjamin P. Perez
April 2, 2014
Benjamin P. Perez, 75, of Kaneohe, a retired Honolulu Police Department sergeant and a Navy veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Christine E. Miller-Perez, sons Benjamin Jr. and Barry, daughters Bennette Perez and Bettina Bailey, brother Avelardo "Al," 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Mystical Rose Oratory, 3140 Waialae Ave. Services: 2 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Joshlyn Napono Lani Pinao
March 24, 2014
Joshlyn Napono Lani Pinao, 32, of Kaneohe, a shift manager, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ryan K.; daughter Josyan H.N.; father James W. Waialae; mother Roylyn Solatorio; brothers J.R., Ikaika, Kaleo, Kama, Jessie, Lloyd, Kimo and Solotai Waialae; and sisters Jamesalyn Pacheco-Waialae and Kapua, Ipo and Keala Waialae. Services: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Aloha attire; baby blue was her favorite color.

Evon Pa'ahana Strong
March 26, 2014
Evon Pa'ahana Strong, 67, of Waianae, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Isaac Manewa, Abraham and Sulu Kahele, and Zane Strong; daughters Jenifer Dano, Helen and Emma Kahele, and Anela Strong-Kahele; brothers Augustine and Williama Ahuna; sister Kehau Alameida; 45 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Punaluu Beach Park. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

Kaluna Yuen
March 21, 2014
Kaluna Yuen, 89, of Pearl City, a retiree from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died in Pearl City. She was born in Niulii, Hawaii. She is survived by sons George, Michael, Lawrence, Herbert and Richard; daughters Georgia Garbow, Wanda Davis and Pearl Furtado; brothers Kamalo, Silom, William, Solomon, Kamaka and Manuel Yamamoto; 36 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 94-210 Kahualii St., Waipahu. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

James Kanilaonui Zablan
Feb. 27, 2014
James Kanilaonui Zablan, also known as "Zab" and "Kimo," 65, of Honolulu, a city refuse collector, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons John and Frank Zablan, and Cameron Zablan-Obayashi; daughters Kristin Spencer, Emily Mamone-Zablan and Ranee Cofran; brothers Nicholas and John; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.






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