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Obituaries

For Tuesday, April 29, 2014


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Henry Acedillo
April 18, 2014
Henry "Naka" Acedillo, 78, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired construction heavy equipment operator and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Betty; son Lawrence; daughters Stephanie Hanano and Leslie Ashimine; brothers Zoilo Kupukaa, Manuel Acedillo and Walter Rickard Jr.; sister Violet Lee; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Berlito Marzan Agsaoay
March 30, 2014
Berlito Marzan Agsaoay, 68, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village steward and a CenPac Properties employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Quintin, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Alicia; son Rolando; daughters Bernadeth and Mylene; brother Florentino Jr.; sisters Fellomina Agsaoay-Talon, Lorenza Agsaoay-Ambrocioi and Emma Agsaoay-Tabutaco; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Yoko Akutagawa
April 6, 2014
Yoko Akutagawa, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Pacific Sportswear seamstress, died in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in South Hilo. She is survived by sisters May Moriyama and Helen Nakabayashi, and caregiver Gail Okaneku. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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 Hono-lulu. 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; sisters Allison Malone and Carolyn Petty; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary publshed Sunday.

Paul William Baehr
April 21, 2014
Paul William Baehr, 90, of Waikiki, a professional photographer and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. He is survived by wife Beatriz Hansen-Baehr. Inurnment: 3 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Janet Keala Len Tai Baricar
March 29, 2014
Janet Keala Len Tai "Jay" Baricar, 63, of Kapolei, a retiree of the U.S. Army Employee Opportunity Office at Schofield Barracks, died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Leo C., son Jesse K.G., daughter Lee K.Y.F.B. Nakadomari, mother Janet Gaison, sisters Jill Ganiko and Jana Terukina, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Gary Michael Fontes
March 30, 2014
Gary Michael Fontes, 33, of Kaaawa, a driver for HFM FoodService, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jahziah K.T. and Zahfiyah N.K., daughter Zionna K.M., parents Lori E. and William C. Gomes Jr., brothers Jonathan D. Fontes and Jack C. Foltz, sisters Melissa L.L. Gomes-Tulua and Garnette Marlang, and grandmothers Miriam J. Foltz, Diane Gomes and Elena Marlang. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorect information in an obituary published Saturday.

Teofila C. Francisco
March 18, 2014
Teofila C. Francisco, also known as "Frances" and "Teo," 88, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii documentation librarian, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. She is survived by brother Antonio C. and sister Felicisima "Lee" Francisco-Dulog. Private services.

Benita Esteban Garcia
April 12, 2014
Benita Esteban Garcia, also known as "Bening" and "Bea," 90, of Hilo, a retired Volcano Golf and Country Club cook, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Melvin Celestino and Leo Garcia Jr., daughters Patricia Owan and Faye L. Garcia, hanai son Dustin L. Palisbo, brother C. "Tac" Tacderan, sisters Dolores Taylor and Helen Guerrero, 21 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Urn burial to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ruth Tokiko Hamase
April 8, 2014
Ruth Tokiko "Tokichan" Hamase, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Malihini Sportswear production clerk, died in Manhattan Beach, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Arlene M. King, sisters Mary Sasaki and Faith Irving, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yaeko Nakamura Hara
April 13, 2014
Yaeko Nakamura Hara, 84, of Honolulu, a retired mortgage loan officer for Honolulu Mortgage Co., died in Honolulu. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by husband Genno, daughters Kathy Y. Yamashiroya and Janice E. Nasu, brother Susumu Nakamura and six grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Gerald James Hayes Jr.
April 21, 2014
Gerald James Hayes Jr., 61, of Pearl City, an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Worcester, Mass. He is survived by wife Faith; sons Matthew M., Nicholas, Patrick and Philip; stepson Jeffrey Vance; stepdaughter Samantha Murphy; brothers John and William; and sisters Barbara Rozumek and Margaret North. Private services.

Ildefonso C. Juario
April 26, 2014
Ildefonso C. "Ilden" Juario, 48, of Kahului, an American Fence employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by parents Nida and Benjamin; brothers Benjamin Jr., Edelberto and Edsel; and sisters Alberta J. Santos, Elizabeth Juario and Mylene Tavares. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment: 5 p.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Flora Kaniho
April 14, 2014
Flora "Tootsie" Kaniho, 65, of Kailua-Kona, a medical billing clerk at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by aikane (companion) Willie Ka-aiai, son Richard Angelo, daughter Ursula Lessary, mother Katherine Medeiros, brother Gilbert Medeiros Jr. and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

Rosie C. Marciel
April 14, 2014
Rosie C. Marciel, 55, of Waianae died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by the Marciel family from Hana, Maui, and the Sakai family from Aiea. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

Robert J. Mauro
Jan. 19, 2014
Robert J. Mauro, 55, of Honolulu, a Big Wave Dave Surf Co. employee and a Navy retiree, died in Honolulu. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Thomas Randy McClintock
April 17, 2014
Thomas Randy McClintock, 62, of Honolulu, owner of Professional Fire Systems, member of the U.S. pentathlon team and a Navy veteran, died in Tijuana, Mexico. He was born in Fresno, Calif. He is survived by wife Barbara "Bobby," mother DeAlva Libby, brother Larry, sister Bonnie and half brother Lonnie Patterson. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes at a later date. No flowers. Donations for medical expenses may be sent to American Savings Bank, Thomas McClintock 3589. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

Geraldine Baptiste Medeiros
April 22, 2014
Geraldine Baptiste Medeiros, 87, of Lihue, a retired Greeters of Hawaii gift shop manager at Lihue Airport, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Timothy, Claude and Kurt; daughter Lorna Okamoto; numerous siblings; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 19 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m.

Henry Inaina Miyamoto
April 14, 2014
Henry Inaina Miyamoto, 71, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Honolulu firefighter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy "Dee" Kauaula, sons Michael I. Miyamoto and Clifford Kauaula, daughters Dannielle Iuta and Kimberlee Kauha'aha'a, hanai sons Charles Kamaka and Abel "Woody" Woods, hanai daughter Crystal Toribio, sisters Carol A. Takatsuka and Wendy Karimoto, and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maku'u Marketplace, Pahoa. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Keith Katashi Nako
April 10, 2014
Keith Katashi Nako, 56, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Airlines customer service agent, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Mildred M. and brothers Aldon K., Dean K., Kevin K. and Randy K. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lanakila Ward. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

Leanette Lorna Nava
April 13, 2014
Leanette Lorna "Neda" Nava, 58, of Waimea, Hawaii, an executive housekeeper for numerous Hawaii hotels, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Erbin DePonte III and Sean Nava; daughters Kandalin Connor and Tiffany Nava; mother Gladys K. Liborio; brothers John Spencer and Lionel, Nelson and Brian Liborio; hanai sisters April and Susan Teixeira, and Cynthia Teixeira-Putnam; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. at Waimea Community Center. Casual attire.

Hester K. Neff
April 8, 2014
Hester K. Neff, 90, of Honolulu, a retired district supervisor and training specialist for the city Department of Parks and Recreation, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John R. and Craig R., daughter Lilana M. Mausolf, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. May 9 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Private unurnment. Aloha attire. Lei welcome.

Maxwell Benjamin Neves Sr.
April 18, 2014
Maxwell Benjamin Neves Sr., 68, of Honolulu, a retired city tennis instructor, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Maxwell Jr. and Matthew, and two grandchildren. Visitation and services: 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Metro, Waiakamilo Road. Casual attire.

Betty Katsuko Nomura
April 7, 2014
Betty Katsuko Nomura, 87, of Honolulu, a retired secretary for the state Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp., died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Francis S., son Alton, daughter Sherri Achiu and four grandchildren. Private services.

George Ka La Malamalama Puchert Sr.
March 25, 2014
George Ka La Malamalama Puchert Sr., 65, of Pearl City died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan L. "Dolly"; sons George Jr. and Kirk Sr.; daughter Sheralyn Lee; brothers William and Andrei; sisters Zelda Sproat, Earline Lai, Pamela Nakagawa and Paula Koko; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Melissa Ann Richard
April 3, 2014
Melissa Ann Richard, 52, of Mililani, a retired Pearl Harbor Elementary School teacher, died in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lee P., son Caleb H., stepmother Margaret Murakami, brothers Mark K. and James W. Murakami, and sister Momi K.M. Starritt. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ray Morris Robinson Jr.
April 14, 2014
Ray Morris Robinson Jr., 90, of Honolulu, a retired Navy captain, died at home. He was born in Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by wife Barbara J.W. "Bee." Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu, Koolau. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Capt. Ray Morris Robinson Jr. Memorial Scholarship at Hazelden Foundation.

Glenn Yorio Shinbara
March 20, 2014
Glenn Yorio Shinbara, 60, of Pearl City, a City Mill Kaneohe sales associate and an independent ditributor for Kyani Inc., died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Wayne and sister Lynn Shiroma. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 10 at Waialae Baptist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Melvin I. Tanigawa
March 17, 2014
Melvin I. Tanigawa, 78, of Kailua, retired owner and painting contractor of M&M Painting, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret; son Darrel; daughters Terri Kuwahara, Gae Mitsuda, Toni Lampe and Jody Pearce; sisters Arlene Yamamoto and Susan Tanigawa; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Jean Hatsuko Uyeda
April 19, 2014
Jean Hatsuko Uyeda, 75, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ronald N.; sons Jason, Ryan, Todd and Sheldon; daughter Laura Uyeda Bagby; brother Gordon Yoshida; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Seek the Land Ministry.

Carol Kahikilani Helekunihi-Kanana Wright
April 8, 2014
Carol Kahikilani Helekunihi-Kanana Wright, 79, of Wahiawa, a retired WIC (U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) nutritional educator, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Lynette Artaho, Jo Anne Nishigaya and Cari Lee Helekunihi; brother Matthew Kaopio; sisters Erla Hillen, Annette Naipo and Elzadia Kahaialii; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

David Tai Chun Yuen
April 10, 2014
David Tai Chun Yuen, 89, of Mililani, a retired federal civil service supervisor at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 56 and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Katie K., son Ronald J., daughter Carole Yuen-Castaneda and four grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.






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