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Obituaries

For Friday, May 9, 2014


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William Marcos Agunat
April 11, 2014
William Marcos "Willie Blue" Agunat, 66, of Waipahu, a retired heavy equipment operator for HawaiianElectric Co., died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Norma P., sons William Jr. and Wayne, mother Romula P., brothers Edgar and Gilbert, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 17 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

George Haruo Aono
April 14, 2014
George Haruo Aono, 89, of Honolulu, an Army veteran and retired parts department employee for the Naval Supply Center and City and County of Honolulu, died in Care Center of Honolulu. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by son Alvin; brothers Raymond, Lionel and Daniel; sisters Kay Suzukawa, Betty Murasaki, Lillian Shimo-tsukasa and Leatrice Aono; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Andres Asuncion
March 31, 2014
Andres Asuncion, 85, of Ewa Beach, an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by sons Carl and Paul, daughter Theresa Dunnington, brothers Francisco and Miguel, sisters Mary DeCastro and Pettra Manalo, nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 16 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Celebration of life: 1:30 p.m. at Borthwick Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Elizabeth Jean Boone
April 27, 2014
Elizabeth Jean Boone, also known as Jeannie Boone, 87, of Kona and Kapoho, Hawaii, a retired bed-and-breakfast innkeeper and a weaver, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Ripley, N.Y. She is survived by son Bruce Wertz, hanai daughters Pam Spencer and Maryna Allan, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held in June. Call 937-8335 for information.

Perry Kenneth Calotis
April 12, 2014
Perry Kenneth Calotis, 86, of Ewa Beach, a retiree of Ewa Plantation Co. and Oahu Sugar Co., and an Army sergeant who served in the 864th Artillery Command, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by son Kenneth; daughters Cynthia Garcia and Janice Reyes; sisters Annie Mesiona, Drina Panoncial, Gladys Behic and Geri Hoshino; caregiver Sonya Hao; companion Mercy Pagatpatan; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers.

Alfred K.Y. Char
March 27, 2014
Alfred K.Y. Char, 86, of Honolulu, a retired shop foreman at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane M.; sons David K.L., Daniel K.H. and Ronald K.Y.; brother Arthur T.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Richard H. Chretien
April 14, 2014
Richard H. Chretien, 53, of Honolulu died. He was born in Stafford, N.C. He is survived by wife Wendy, sons John R. and Donald R., daughters Cheryl-Lee C. Chretien and Tiffani A. Watson, brothers Dennis D. and Carl A., sisters Pat and Diane, and four grandchildren. Services to be determined.

Al Costa
May 4, 2014
Al Costa, 63, of Hilo, a retired oceanography teacher at Tidewater Community College in Virginia, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Portsmouth, Va. He is survived by wife Joan Moore, son Chris and a grandchild. Scattering of ashes in Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo.

Karen F. Ebato
April 27, 2014
Karen F. Ebato, 87, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Larry K., son Daryl, daughter Debbie Asato, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mardonna Marvelle Gandauli
March 18, 2014
Mardonna Marvelle Gandauli, 81, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Centralia, Calif. She is survived by daughters Gerrylee Garrett, Nancy O'Banion, Gloria Schneibel, Carmen Gandauli, Belinda Hanson, Donna Hogenson and Ann Morin; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

William T. Herceg
April 22, 2014
William T. Herceg, 71, of Kailua, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 38 supervisor and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Joyce; stepsons Arthur and Billy Palaualelo; stepdaughters Marlene and Gail Palaualelo, and Debra A. Catalan; 14 great-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 16 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Edith Huleka Herring
May 5, 2014
Edith Huleka Herring, 82, of Waianae, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Hycarty Bathe, Selene Wexler and Delsinda Herring; brothers Alii, Gary, Pua and Aka Kauhola; sisters Lynette Havili, Momi Thompson, Eli Redongo and Aloha Planesi; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Martha Louise Hockaday
March 9, 2014
Martha Louise Hockaday, 90, of Kula, Maui, a homemaker and teacher, died at home. She was born in Orange County, Calif. She is survived by husband Robert; son Robert; daughters Louise, Lynnie and Peggy; and nine grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. May 17 at Kailua United Methodist Church, Holman Hall. Casual attire. No flowers.

Adelaide Linda Huger
May 2, 2014
Adelaide Linda Huger, 89, of Kahuku died. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Eddie and Christopher Lopez; daughters Marcia Bognar, Patricia Johnson and Sabina Hidalgo; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

Ronald Ray Jacobson
April 29, 2014
Ronald Ray "Jake" Jacobson, 66, of Ewa Beach, a retired Army chief warrant officer, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Duluth, Minn. He is survived by wife Nancy M.; sons Todd Musick and Charles and Robert Jacobson; brother Randy; and sisters Ann and Julie. Private services.

Yoshio Kamisato
March 27, 2014
Yoshio "Frances" Kamisato, 88, of Hawaii, a federal goverment retiree and an Army veteran, died on Okinawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jun; son Nathan; daughter June Drehner; brothers Frank and Ryan; sisters Vivian Takahashi, Lillian Isagawa and Sharon Wada; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Young Ahe Keem
May 4, 2014
Young Ahe Keem, 99, of Honolulu, an elementary school teacher in South Korea and a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in South Korea. She is survived by son David I., daughter Irene Lee, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Victoria Skipper Kirk
May 2, 2014
Victoria Skipper Kirk, also known as Victoria Lynn Kirk, 53, of Waikiki, formerly of North Carolina, a salesclerk for Parts Unlimited and Montgomery Motor Sports & Cycle Sports, died in Waikiki. She was born in Dillon, S.C. She is survived by son Stardard G. Bowdin; mother Betsy Haisten; brothers Tony, Brett and Jeffrey Skipper, and Michael Whitaker; and sisters Shannon and Kim Skipper. Private services.

Bernadette Claire Kubo
May 1, 2014
Bernadette Claire Kubo, 63, of Kahala, a director of programs, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ronald S. Jr. and Timothy W., sister Lynette L. Inglett and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

William John Kuloloia
April 30, 2014
William John "Bill" Kuloloia, 70, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a heavy equipment operator, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons John-Michael and James "Kimo," brother Douglas and sisters Leona Tagupa and Eloise Umiamaka. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. May 16 at Ainaloa Longhouse.

Run Li
April 27, 2014
Run Li, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by son Kwai Man Kam; daughters Yue Mei, Qi Lan and Gui Yu Gan, and Sio Mui Kam; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 8:30 a.m. Wed-nesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

Benjamin Kaleinahalaopuna Lono
May 2, 2014
Benjamin Kaleinahalaopuna Lono, 61, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon L.; brothers Adam A., Gabriel A. and Dale K.; and sisters Julia K. Smith, Lorraine U. Bell, Margaret L. Ng, Victoria K. Mount and Gardenia K. Shimasaki. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mililani Stake Center. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Cas-ual attire.

Mario V. Luna
May 5, 2014
Mario V. Luna, 86, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Peru. He is survived by wife Ruth P., sons Paldo and Michael, daughters Cristina and Josefina, and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

Mercedes Mandawe
April 29, 2014
Mercedes Mandawe, 75, of Corte Madera, Calif., a registered nurse, died in New Mexico. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by sons Jose Jr., Jason and James; daughters Sandra Paglieroni and Marisa Gutierrez; brothers Carlos and Victor Canubida; sisters Teresita Bliss and Sophia Iaukea; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual help Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

William Aguinaldo Mande
May 1, 2014
William Aguinaldo "Bill" Mande, 80, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Lihue Sugar Plantation machinist, died at home. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Glenford K. and William, daughter Melory, sisters Crispina Laranio and Gladys Padre, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 30 at Aloha Church Kauai. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Maxim Fanchon Musick
April 30, 2014
Maxim Fanchon Musick, 73, of Honolulu, a chief pilot for the U.S. Air Force Academy Colorado and a docent for the USS Missouri, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Normadeene K., daughters Marla M. Musick and Melissa Malia Musick Herlinger, brother Joe and two grandchildren. No services.

Shizuko Nakama
May 1, 2014
Shizuko Nakama, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served in the Vietnam War, died in Liliha Care Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by brothers Richard M. and Paul T., and sisters Kikue Kiyabu and Chiyoko Petruskiewicz. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Interment: 9:30 a.m. May 16 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Herbert Nobuo Nakamura
May 1, 2014
Herbert Nobuo "Naka" Nakamura, 86, of Hilo, formerly of Naalehu, Hawaii, a retired C. Brewer & Co. supervisor and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by daughters Lisa Cabudol and Jann Nakamura; sisters Mildred Aisaka, Eleanor Masutani and Barbara Nagamine; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Edward K. Napihaa Jr.
April 11, 2014
Edward K. "Napi" Napihaa Jr., 75, of Hilo, a Hawaiian Airlines customer service agent and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by hanai son Robert Almeida; mother Anna; brothers Anthony, Roland and Everett; and sisters Patricia Napihaa, Hazel Miller and Margaret Moore. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 22 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Elisabeth Ruth Nigg
April 27, 2014
Elisabeth Ruth Nigg, 89, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Hale Ho Aloha. She was born in Switzerland. She is survived by sons Peter, Daniel and Lukas; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Gladys Yachiyo Nishimura
April 12, 2014
Gladys Yachiyo Nichimura, 90, of Honolulu, a retired office manager for Dr. Daniel Palmer, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jon, daughter Annette Matsumoto, sister Rachel Ishida and a grandchild. Private services.

Shirley Ann Leinaala DuPont Palmer
April 20, 2014
Shirley Ann Leinaala DuPont "Bobo" Palmer, 78, of Henderson, Nev., formerly of Wahiawa, a retired employee of Queen's Surf, Wailana Coffee House and Burlington Coat Factory, died. She was born inWahiawa. She is survived by son Martin "Kalani" Woody, daughters Patty Libed and Ouida Buck, brother Stephen DuPont, sisters Stephanie Mahelona and Penny Rodrigues, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services at a later date at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Edward Garcia Pedro Sr.
April 12, 2014
Edward Garcia Pedro Sr., 81, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Violeta; sons Rayford, Howard, Edward Jr. and Nino; daughters Merrinette Pedro Pacheco, Janet Nicolas and Sylvana, Sharmaine and Shannon Pedro; 31 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

Paul R. Perreira
May 5, 2014
Paul R. "Papa" Perreira, 87, of Pearl City, a Hawaiian Crane & Rigging retiree and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. He is survived by wife Agnes "Aggie," son Howard J., daughter Valerie J. Mata, brother Kenneth "Buddy," sisters Ethel Vierra and Barbara Boynton, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Pearl City. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

Remigia Pulanco Quinabo
April 19, 2014
Remigia Pulanco Quinabo, 77, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Gerry, Leo and Edwin; daughters Marline Martin and Olivia Holm; sister Susima Miel; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Kalihi. Mass at noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Gerald Minoru Shirota
April 16, 2014
Gerald Minoru Shirota, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Hardware Hawaii lumber salesman and a Navy veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jane, daughter Karen Kamada, sisters Helen Shirota-Benevidas and Judy Kotchou, and a grandchild. Private services.

Enoka Saleauau Lei'o Ulu Sr.
April 6, 2014
Enoka Saleauau Lei'o "Pops" Ulu Sr., 61, of Kailua-Kona, a golf maintenance employee at Big Island Country Club, Konawaena High School employee and founding member and coach for Queen Liliuokalani Canoe Club, died at home. He was born in Vaitogi, Samoa. He is survived by wife Gwendolyn; sons Bill, Enoka Jr. and Iosefa Ulu, Puaita Pulotu and Sausia Ulu-Abraham; daughters Dorothy Ulu and Lehuanani Abraham; mother Taulafoga; sisters Tuiluga and Fualuga Ulu, and Italia Tiumalu; 29 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. May 17 at Wawaloli (OTEC) Beach Park.

Billy Chisato Unebasami
April 26, 2014
Billy Chisato Unebasami, 90, of Hilo, a retired sales representative, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi, Japan. He is survived by sister Lois Kamimoto. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.






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