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For Monday, April 28, 2014


Linda Louise Dormer Caldwell
April 18, 2014
Linda Louise Dormer Caldwell, 71, of Kapolei died. She was born in York, Pa. She is survived by husband Robert, sons Gordon and Bradley, daughter Courtney and a grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to American Cancer Center of Hawaii, 2370 Nuuanu Ave., or the National Animal Interest Alliance (visit

Mildred Wai Sem Chun
March 17, 2014
Mildred Wai Sem Chun, 82, of Honolulu, owner of Kapahulu Poi Shop, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Francis K.H., Derrick K.H. and Duncan E.K.H.; brothers Calvin, Clarence, Delano and Alton Lee; sister Phyllis Lim; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences:

Thelma Yuriko Darisay
April 5, 2014
Thelma Yuriko Darisay, 76, of Kaneohe, a care home operator, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ernest G.; son Ernest K. "Brod"; daughters Ernestine "Nini" Darisay, Deborah Hanaike, Jan Enos and Dawn "Lei" Paaga; brother Frank M. Shiroma; sisters Fumiko Nakoa, Ann Y. Manatad and May M. Goo; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann's Church. Eulogy: 12:45 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences:

Solomon Kaailua Espinda
April 8, 2014
Solomon Kaailua "Nice Man" Espinda, 84, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Alvin K. and Solomon K.; daughters Solonette "Nani" Espinda, Leilani E. McFarland and Bernadine P. Morimoto; brothers Joseph and Samuel; sister Wilhemina Palanco; 25 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Kawaiaha'o Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Flowers welcome.

Gail Yoshie Masuoka Kuramoto
April 14, 2014
Gail Yoshie Masuoka Kuramoto, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Defense supply manager for the Army, died in Island Nursing home. She was born in Peahi, Maui. She is survived by daughter Sheri Sunabe and two grandchildren. Private services.

Henry Stanley Leite
April 14, 2014
Henry Stanley Leite, 80, of Aiea, an Army National Guard veteran, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Soon Yea, sons John G. Pupek and Charlie Pak, daughters Linda Fong and Judy Greenbaum, brother Douglas, sisters Sister Rose Fatima and Mildred Barge, and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

Elijah Kealoha Mersburgh
April 10, 2014
Elijah Kealoha Mersburgh, 13, of Aiea died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Isaac and Laura, brothers Isaac "Bubba" and Isaiah "Chico," and grandparents Stanley and Sharlene Mersburgh, Terri Tada and Carl and Sylvia Oliver. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Flowers welcome.

Jacob Leonhart Oberholzer Jr.
April 14, 2014
Jacob Leonhart "Jack" Oberholzer Jr., 87, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Electric Co. manager, died at home. He also was a Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Baltimore and USS Fletcher, the latter during the Korean War. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Barbara, son Karl, daughters Kanani Oberholzer and Lani Twomey, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the USS Missouri, St. Francis Hospice or Punahou School.

Tina Marie Oyler
April 22, 2014
Tina Marie Oyler, 40, of Princeville, Kauai, a massage therapist, died. She was born in California. She is survived by husband Jason, sons Kaimana and Kadin, daughters Mikayla and Sofia, parents James and Ruth Parker, and sisters Kerri, Jaime and Tammy. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grandpa's Beach in Hanalei.

Thomas John Petersen
April 18, 2014
Thomas John Petersen, 79, of Hilo died at home. He was born in New York City. He is survived by wife Bonnie and daughter Diane L. Private services.

Alan Frederick Simcock
April 14, 2014
Alan Frederick Simcock, 66, of Honolulu, a retired owner-proprietor of Coral Janitorial Services, died in Honolulu. He was born in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom. He is survived by sons Allister, Ellison and Brian; daughters Margaret and Marisol; brother Harry; sister Margaret Evans; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Alice Tachera-Larimer
March 30, 2014
Alice Tachera-Larimer, 93, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Louie Van; son Gary Tachera; daughter Norma Sielken; brothers Fred, William, Joseph and Bobby Lawrence; sisters Hilda Mendonca, Loretta Vasconcellos and Katherine Lawrence; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church. Mass: Noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences:

Noboru Taniguchi
March 25, 2014
Noboru "Nobu" Taniguchi, 93, of Wahiawa, a retired Del Monte mechanic, died in Waipahu. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Hanako, sons Blaine N. and Calvin M., daughters Terri-Lynn E. Kojima and Linda N. Omizo, brothers David and Paul, sisters Mildred Puni and Edith Hamada, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Edward Kiyoshi Tomasu
April 15, 2014
Edward Kiyoshi Tomasu, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Aviation Administration aircraft mechanic, retired Hawaii Kai Golf Course mechanic and an Air Force veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty F., son Edward K. Jr., daughters Karen E. and Dr. Kathy K., brothers Bert Tomasu and Roy Fujimoto, and sisters Lillian Chur and Shirley Shishido. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mack Yoshio Toyama
March 4, 2014
Mack Yoshio Toyama, 80, of Pearl City, a retired Holsum Oroweat Bakery employee in Aiea and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Mildred M., son Mark, daughters Charlene Orikasa and Sharon Amorin, sister Jane Higa, a grandchild and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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