For Sunday, April 27, 2014
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Apr 27, 2014
Dennis R. Alfafara
April 6, 2014
Dennis R. Alfafara, 52, of Kailua, a musician with the band Ke Kani Leo Hou, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Danelle U.; sons Darius-Michael K. Lando-Alfafara, Darian-George K. Baxter-Lando and Desmond-Dustin H. Lando-Alfafara; daughter Roxette L. Lando-Alfafara; hanai parents Ricardo and Pauline; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.
Norma Vega Castillo
April 20, 2014
Norma Vega Castillo, 86, of Hilo, formerly of Kapaa and Wailua, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Hospice of Hilo's Pohai Malama facility. She was born in Lucena, Quezon, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Zenaida Sawyer, Stephanie J. and Teresita Castillo, Deedee Ward, Leslie Scales, Patricia Furtado and Joanne Brun; hanai son Ami Vergara; hanai daughter Sharol; sister Cely Vega; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. May 4 at Hilo Missionary Church. Services: 5 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 17 at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Lihue. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Ida Jane Keli'iokalani Hanapi Chun
March 17, 2014
The Rev. Ida Jane Keli'iokalani Hanapi Chun, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Kalihi Waena Elementary School educator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Raymond K., Riley L. and Rodney K.; daughters Myrna M.K. Chun, Charlene P. Hayashi, Kaylene P. Rodrigues and Midgie K. Taira; brother Michael S. Akui; sister Katherine L. Hanapi; 26 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.
Robert Vincent Anduha Tuupoina Evans
March 23, 2014
Robert Vincent Anduha Tuupoina Evans, 31, of Honolulu, a freelance fashion designer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by parents Mack and Carol Evans and Robert Anduha; brother Kaipo Tuupoina; sister Heather Evans-Miller; and grandparents Jiles and Mildred Duncan, Marie Thomas and Hazel Tuupoina. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Ewa Beach Assembly of God Church, 91-836 Makule Road. Services: 1 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.
Eleanor Holt Fung
March 22, 2014
Eleanor Holt "Blondie" Fung, 80, of Honolulu, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Norman; daughters Rennie Ramirez, Daren Solidum, Norma Kekona and Jannine Perreira; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m.
Leua Matagiolo Gaisoa
April 14, 2014
Leua Matagiolo Gaisoa, 46, of Waimanalo, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Aukuso; sons Calvin, Gaisoa, Walter and Nilsson; daughters Nele and Alisa; brothers Mathew and Matagiolo Tigilau; sisters Puniloa Chavira, Aiga Tigilau, Debra Matagiolo, Sonja Okesene, Tuitogamaatoe Lacaran and Repeka Letalu. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.
Helena Teixeira Gonsalves
April 1, 2014
Helena Teixeira Gonsalves, 96, of Pearl City, a water aerobics instructor, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Daniel Dean and Michael L., daughter Shirley Ann Folston, eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
John A.K. Gonsalves
April 12, 2014
John A.K. Gonsalves, 87, of Lahaina, a Pioneer Sugar Mill retiree, died at home under hospice care. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Ruth, son John A.K. Jr., daughter Judy Guerrero, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Jean Junko Higa
March 23, 2014
Jean Junko Higa, 75, of Pearl City, a former Disco Mart employee, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Ryne and Daryl, daughter Sheri, brother David Shimaoka, sister Helen Tanimoto and three grandchildren. Private services.
Wallace Wah Gee Hoo
April 12, 2014
Wallace Wah Gee Hoo, 77, of Mililani, a bartender and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Randy, Russell and Rick; daughter Laura; and a grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice West, 91-2127 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach, HI 96706.
Ceferino M. Idica
April 16, 2014
Ceferino M. "Cef" Idica, 75, of Kahului, a retired Maui Surf Hotel housekeeper, a retired Kahului Airport custodian and a former Liberty House employee, died at home under hospice care. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Jacinta; sons Daniel, Ruben and Alex; daughters Eugenia Idica-Sitts, Bessy Evangelista, Mina Rivera and Gemma I. Calvan; brothers Antonio and Ponciano; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2140 Main St., Wailuku. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Anson Gregory Ilae
March 22, 2014
Anson Gregory "Slim" Ilae, 67, of Kailua, an Army specialist who served in the Vietnam War, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Arlene E.; sons Kalawe and Hoku Ilae and Brandon and Benton Wolff; daughters Darcy and Kahea; brother Moses "Koko" Ho; sisters Illona I. Honig, Illinois U. Rosario and Sandra M. Segovia; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Kailua. Mass: 11 a.m. Additional celebration of life: 4 p.m. Saturday at Olomana Golf Links, Waimanalo. Aloha attire.
March 11, 2014
Yasuyoshi Iwata, 93, of Honolulu, a retired cook and an Army veteran, died in Care Center of Hawaii. He was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sandra, son Michael Yonenaga, daughter Michelle Abordo-Albino, sisters Sumiye "Nora" Kimura and Fujie "Frances" Iwatani, and a grandchild. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Phyllis Patrice Jensen
April 10, 2014
Phyllis Patrice Jensen, 67, of Kailua, a retired high school teacher, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Kimberly Davis; mother Vivian Vause; brothers Chester, Randal and Jeffrey Vause; and two grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Mystical Rose Chapel, Chaminade University.
April 21, 2014
Christopher Keli'ikoa, 55, of Honolulu, a Storage Castle employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife HaroldAnn; daughters Christol, Melia and Valerie; brothers George, Clifford Sr. and Noel; sisters Kaui Brewster and Andrea Poe Poe; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.
Bryson Kaualani Keliipio
April 2, 2014
Bryson Kaualani Keliipio, 16, of Kailua-Kona, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by parents Bryan F. Ward and Michelle K. Keliipio Lee; stepfather Branden K. Lee; brothers Kenneth Nouchi Jr., Christian and Llewellyn Lee II, and Brock Akao-Ward; sisters Shanika and Shaniah Tozer, Taylor Keliipio-Nouchi and Alicesa-Faith Lee; grandparents Donna R. and Hal Davis, Charles K. and Denise Keliipio and Douglas C. and Paulette C. Ward Jr.; and great-grandmother Flora Cabreros. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mokuaikaua Church, Kailua-Kona. Color-of-the-rainbow attire. No flowers.
Ryan Toshio Matsuno
April 11, 2014
Ryan Toshio Matsuno, 56, of Pearl City, a retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Jane, brother Terence and sister Janine Matsuno-Park. Services held. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.
Nova-Jean Laulipolipo'okanahele McKenzie
March 19, 2014
Nova-Jean Laulipolipo'okanahele McKenzie, also known as "Laulipo" and "Kekumu," 75, of Pearl City, a Hawaiian language and history teacher at Pearl City High School, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Leonard "Lenny" Jr., Mark, Shawn and Shannon; daughters Sheila Kurosu and Kelly Green; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Services at noon. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Tax-deductible donations suggested to Kahiau: A Tennis Foundation (932 Ward Ave., Suite 490, Honolulu, HI 96814; or via kahiautennis.usta. com). Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.
Doris Pai Olsen
April 19, 2014
Doris Pai Olsen, 89, of Kahului, a retired travel agent, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by son Tom, daughter Mona Stevenson, brother Mun Seek Pai and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Linal Kuuipo Opunui
April 15, 2014
Linal Kuuipo Opunui, 39, of Waianae, died in Waianae. She was born in Tamuning, Guam. She is survived by sons Kevin J., Ivan K. and Nainoa K.; daughters Lexy-Rose A. Dean-Opunui and Destiny P. Opunui; mother Linda L. Preuc; brother Allin T. Preuc; sister Amethyst K. Freitas-Glipa; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, lei welcome.
March 24, 2014
Rosina Pico, 72, of Kahului, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Donald, daughter Shantel and brother Robert Bermoy. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.
Ellen K. Sato
March 25, 2014
Ellen K. Sato, 79, of Waipahu, died in Aiea. She was born in Hokkaido, Japan. She is survived by son Michael; daughters Junie and Lillian Sato, and Debra Harada; and brother Tatsumi Ando. Private services.
Wilbert Michael Shim
April 1, 2014
Wilbert Michael Shim, 67, of Lahaina, an electrician, died at home under hospice care. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Theresa; sons Michael, Willy and Henry; daughter Maile Ahana; brothers Stanley, Gilbert, Rodney, Gerald and Roylen; and sisters Ewalani, Beverly and Leona. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Church, Lahaina. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.
Apichin S. Tim
April 5, 2014
Apichin S. Tim, 62, of Wailuku, a Walmart stock clerk, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Micronesia. He is survived by wife Ioneko; sons Timson Time Soel and Tamson and Anthony Tim; daughters Arsely Iowanis, Victoria Ileisa and Ensely Luten; mother Kilari; brothers Walter and Kaniky; sisters Kinako Aake, Filatis Tatios and Bastar Jessy; and eight grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Burial in Chuuk, Micronesia, at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.