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For Sunday, May 4, 2014


Gail Koon Fong Au
April 10, 2014
Gail Koon Fong Au, 65, of Honolulu, owner of the McCully Union 76 service station and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace; sons Greg K.F. Au and Charles P. Tomas; daughters Gina Au Tomas and Lani Au; sisters Aileen Zane, Frances Apo and Beatrice Kam; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Private inurnment. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published April 26. 

Bernard Thing Chan Ching
April 4, 2014
Bernard Thing Chan Ching, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Air Conditioning Co. supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Anahola, Kauai. He is survived by sons John, Paul and David; brother Herbert; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 10:45 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. 

Sarah De Ley
April 5, 2014
Sarah De Ley, 89, of Makawao, Maui, an artist, designer and writer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by son Dr. David S. Minken, daughter Debra Myers and two grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Inurnment to follow. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com. 

John F. Fernandez Jr.
April 27, 2014
John F. "Jack" Fernandez Jr., 81, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired business machine repairman and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Clara; daughters Ivy Paleka, Lorlee Cain and Julie Fernandez; sisters Evangeline DeCambra and Lorraine Wardell; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Friday at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. 

Jeri-Linn Kealaokalani Keawe Fraser
April 25, 2014
Jeri-Linn Kealaokalani Keawe Fraser, 38, of Kahaluu, formerly of Haiku, Maui, a teacher at Aliamanu and Pearl Harbor elementary schools, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Hal Andrade-Fraser, son Jonah-Keawe Andrade-Fraser, mother Annie Kaleikini-Chun and sisters Jonnell "Leihua" Player and Kaleo Chun. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

Arnold T. Fukutomi
April 21, 2014
Arnold T. Fukutomi, 57, of Kapolei, a city Traffic Management Division employee and an Aiea Taiheiji Kendo Club chief instructor, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cynthia, son Braxton, daughter Roxine Nakamoto, mother Ryoko, brother Bryant and sister Colleen Olson. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

Gene Mitsuo Hinazumi
April 4, 2014
Gene Mitsuo Hinazumi, 59, of Aiea, a general contractor and owner of Gene Hinazumi Builder Inc., died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife May S., daughters Melanie M. Tamaye and Kimberly H. Hiranaka, mother Masae, sisters Irma K. Hinazumi and Frieda M. Hajiro, and three grandchildren. Visitation at noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

James Emerson Kalani Iopa Sr.
April 18, 2014
James Emerson Kalani Iopa Sr., 70, of Kings Landing, Hilo, an auto mechanic and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Walter W. "Masao" and James K. II; daughters Mollie "Napua" Gardner, Charla Ann Brock, and Iralynn and Vanessa L. Iopa; brothers John Jr. and John I.; sisters Hannah Abitz, Vanessa Kepano-Iopa and Leeann Iopa-Nishizawa; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at the Hilo Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers. 

Elsie Rita Matias
April 30, 2014
Elsie Rita Matias, 76, of Lawai, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Louis, Paul and Jason; brother Bobby Rita; sister Alice Silva; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Stephen Wayne Mesina
April 14, 2014
Stephen Wayne Mesina, 65, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Josephine, brothers Harold and Stanley, and sisters Sister Eva Joseph and Janet Allen. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m.

Pepito Ragasa
April 9, 2014
Pepito Ragasa, 90, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. welder, an International Longshore and Warehouse Union business agent and a police commissioner and liquor commissioner for Mayor Hannibal Tavares, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in San Sebastian, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Alice, son Guy, brother Dado Rola, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Prayer services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Lily Q. Ricardos
April 19, 2014
Lily Q. Ricardos, 67, of Lahaina, a Hilo Hattie saleswoman, died at home. She was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Ben; sons Ruben, Ramil, Rodel, Rey and Randy; daughters Rowena Baraoidan and Angel Ricardos; brothers Jose and Rodolfo Quinagon; sisters Juliana Benzon and Benita Mendoza; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. May 13 at Maria Lanakila Church. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. May 14 at the church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Carolyn J. Rosario
April 29, 2014
Carolyn J. Rosario, 77, of Wailuku, a retired real estate broker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by sons Scott, Cary, Darryl, Wayne and Raymond; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Umukisia Taufoou
April 27, 2014
Umukisia Taufoou, 81, of Kihei, Maui, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Kolovai, Tongatapu. She is survived by sons Sione and Viliami; daughters Pilimilose Latuhoi, Asilia and Itiliame Taufoou, Falekakala Langi, Liuakifanga Palu, Akosita Vave, and Patisepa Pua; sister Mele Tuitupou; 37 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Stake Center. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

Shizuko Alice Terada
April 21, 2014
Shizuko Alice Terada, 93, of Honolulu, a retired waitress, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Lurline Matsumoto, Karen Kawasaki, Geraldine Terada and Marcia Hakikawa; brother Yasuiki Morishita; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sione Asiesia Vehikite
April 21, 2014
Sione Asiesia "Sia" Vehikite, 60, of Kihei, Maui, a wood carver, died at home under hospice care. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by sons Siesi Taufaao and Asiesia "Siesi" Vehikite; daughters Siu Mahoni and Sofia T. Tofua'ipangai; brothers Latu L. Sr. and Maulupe Vehikite and Manoa Iongi Jr.; sisters Malia E. Tupou, Telesia Finau, Melape Sakopo, Eniselina Gundry and Louina Tuifua; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kihei. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Beryl Kalaninohea Blackshear Walter
April 22, 2014
Beryl Kalaninohea Blackshear Walter, 92, of Poulsbo, Wash., formerly of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Washington. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Dr. Thomas, William "Billy," Col. Douglas and David; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Haili Congregational Church, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire.

Kathryn Martin Yeager
April 20, 2014
Kathryn Martin "Kathy" Yeager, 82, of Kaaawa, a Kawaiaha'o Church and Royal Hawaiian Band soloist, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Mark, daughter Lisa Keseloff, hanai sister Mary Goudy, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Windward Baptist Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Rebuilders Addictions Ministry, care of Windward Baptist Church, 47-528 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI 96744. 

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