For Wednesday, June 18, 2014
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 18, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 3:12 a.m. HST, Jun 18, 2014
Eleanor Medeiros Cox
June 13, 2014
Eleanor Medeiros Cox, 97, of Omao, Kauai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Omao. She is survived by daughters Cookie Thomas, Clara Leasau and Puanani Holt; sister Evelyn Cabral; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Raphael Catholic Church, Koloa, Kauai. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Koloa Cemetery. Aloha attire.
June 5, 2014
Michael Derks, 55, of Lahaina, an engineering department employee at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, died at home. He was born in Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by father Bob, brother Kelly and sister Sharon Ferguson. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts, Kapalua. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Theresa Ann Hapka
June 5, 2014
Theresa Ann Hapka, 92, of Kailua, a retired accounts analyst at Fort DeRussy, died in Kailua. She was born in Argyle, Minn. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
Jemellee Marie Koki
May 20, 2014
Jemellee Marie "Jem" Koki, 48, of Mililani, a teacher at Nanakuli and Wheeler elementary schools, died in Mililani. She was born in Pensacola, Fla. She is survived by husband Wayne S., parents Narciso and Angelita Descallar, and brothers Jay C. and Jerwin C. Descallar. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.
Nancy Natsuko Lile
May 21, 2014
Nancy Natsuko Lile, 88, of Waipahu, a Kapiolani Coffee Shop retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons William W. Jr. and Eric W.; daughter Cynthia A. Denmark; sisters Bernice S. Koga, Ruth S. Kino, Sumiko S. Sakamoto and Jean Y. Fukuki; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Services: 11 a.m. No flowers.
Mary Veronica Mauliola
May 31, 2014
Mary Veronica "Kats" Mauliola, 81, of Kailua, a retired restaurant manager, died in Kailua. She was born in Binghamton, N.Y. She is survived by husband George; sons Robert, David and Paul Katagiri; daughters Linda and Lori Ann Katagiri, and Elizabeth Mauliola-Leoiki; brother Robert Somborski; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.
James Mark Miyashiro
June 4, 2014
James Mark Miyashiro, 47, of Honolulu, a Hy's Steak House waiter and self-employed event coordinator and stage manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by father Mitsuo and sister Jean Miyashiro-Saipaia. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Ernest Moniz Jr.
June 7, 2014
Ernest Moniz Jr., 65, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired battalion fire chief and electrical contractor, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Jo Anne T., son Desmond, daughter Jennifer, brothers John and Stacy, sister Antonia and a grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery.
June 2, 2014
Yutaka Nakamura, 87, of Aiea, a retired Public Works Center employee at Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Frances M., sons Gregg T. and Mark T., hanai daughter Dawna R. Butala, brother Tatsuo and five grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Aiea United Methodist Church, 99-101 Laulima St., Aiea. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.
Raymond Riyoso Nosaka
June 14, 2014
Raymond Riyoso Nosaka, 98, of Honolulu, a retired Internal Revenue Service agent and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Akiko, son Jonathan R., daughters Patti R. Osebold and Ann N. Kabasawa, sister Teruko Akizuki, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2-5 p.m. Friday at the 100th Infantry Battalion Clubhouse, 520 Kamoku St.; parking available at Ala Wai Elementary School. Casual attire. No flowers.
Martha Cabasag Pajente
June 14, 2014
Martha Cabasag Pajente, 71, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Stephen; son Shawn; daughters Stacey M. Cunningham and Stefanie Pajente-Ramirez; brothers Vernon and Larry Cabasag; sisters Lena Calivo, Rose Bolos and Margie Buier; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. June 25 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.
June 3, 2014
Yutaka Shimabukuro, 88, of Honolulu, a retired carpet installer and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Hisae, son Mark, daughters Lynne Sasaki and Irene Keoho, brother Glenn, sisters Jane Sakamoto and Sueno Sakamaki, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 5156 Kalanianaole Highway. Services: 4 p.m.
Russell Thomas Szabo
June 13, 2014
Russell Thomas "Rusty" Szabo, 50, of Kula, Maui, died. He was born in Parma, Ohio. He is survived by mother Karen Suchy and stepfather Stephen Suchy. Services: 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
Charles Paul Kukilakila Thurston Jr.
June 8, 2014
Charles Paul Kukilakila "Chapo" Thurston Jr., 58, of Kailua, a Thurston Pacific Inc. vice president, died. He was born in Greenville, S.C. He is survived by wife Kathleen "Kathy," daughters Tiffany T. Liftee-Kau and Tatum Beckett, mother Muriel, brothers Paul "Diggy" and Lawson, sister Linda T. Hoomalu and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Kawaiaha'o Church. Services: 6 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 7 a.m. Monday at Kailua Beach; meet near Lanikai Boat Ramp. Aloha attire. Lei and loose flowers welcome.
June 2, 2014
Dawn Tilman, 77, of Orchidland Estates, Hawaii, formerly of Los Angeles, an attorney in California and for the federal government, and retired administrative judge for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, died in Hilo. She was born in Las Vegas. She is survived by husband William T. Elston; sons Paul C. Scott and William C. Elston; daughters Ellen Crane, Bonnie Scott and Stephanie and Brynn Elston; brothers Rick, Tim and Paul; sister Kathleen; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.
Paul S. Tokumaru
June 14, 2014
Paul S. Tokumaru, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Newspaper Agency linotype operator and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in 15 Craigside. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ann, sons Glenn and Dan, daughter Gay Tokumaru-Bessen, sisters Ida Fukushima and Alice Oda, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Pauline Ma Haamoa Uluave
June 9, 2014
Pauline Ma Haamoa Uluave, 82, of Kihei, Maui, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Tonga. She is survived by son Kalaponi; daughters Kalolaine Palu, Iunisi Taueli and Lolenisia Kaitapu; brothers Inoke S. and Mahe T. Tuai; sisters Mafi Filiai, Manu T. Tuipulotu, Tapaita Pinomi and Mele L. Mahe; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5-11 p.m. Friday at Kihei Lutheran Church. Additional visitation: 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.
John Maligi Uta
May 19, 2014
John Maligi Uta, 71, of Honolulu, owner of J and S Auto Repairs, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Manono, Western Samoa. He is survived by sons Joe L., Ernest M., Pegi M. Jr. and Herman; daughters Brendalynn M. Uta, Maryann Jackson and Fiamaua Taaga; sisters Mona Alaga and Lise Fuamatu; 27 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.
Jon Brent Yoshida
May 13, 2014
Jon Brent Yoshida, 37, of Pearl City, a Hawaii Stevedores employee, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lynn, sons Dylan and Matthew, daughters Brooke and Cara, parents Terrance and Charlene, and brother Tyler. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.