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Obituaries

For Saturday, July 19, 2014


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Barbara Jean Barth
July 16, 2014
Barbara Jean Barth, 78, of Honolulu, a retired elementary school teacher for the Reading, Pa., school district, died in Honolulu. She was born in Reading. She is survived by husband Norman, daughters Laurian Lengel and Carol Hitchens, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Islands Hospice. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

Daniel Ikaika Batalona
July 3, 2014
Daniel Ikaika Batalona, 23, of Wahiawa, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Daniel and Dolores; brother Zachary; sisters Skye, Shawna and Ashley; and grandfather Alvin Rodrigues. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Keith Alan Brown
June 27, 2014
Keith Alan Brown, 60, of Kailua-Kona, a self-employed builder, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet Wells Brown, daughter Veronica R.N. Aubrey, mother Elizabeth A., brother Gary L., sister Diane and a grandchild. Services pending. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Fumiko Nakama Dison
June 25, 2014
Fumiko Nakama "Fumi" Dison, 93, of Honolulu, a waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Herman Tadena; daughters Dolores Gascon, Gloria Spahn, Linda Mixson, Rofina "Fina" Rivera and Patricia Yogi; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Karen Tsurue Fujimoto
July 15, 2014
Karen Tsurue Fujimoto, 69, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward M.; son Kevin M.; daughters Debora Y. Nakayama, Kimberly A. Welton and Wendy S. Jay; brothers Gerald and Charles Morita; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nancy Tsuruye Gibo
July 2, 2014
Nancy Tsuruye Gibo, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Matsu's Coffee Shop waitress, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Sandra Atsuko Gibo, sister Tammi Yoko Shigemi, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services and burial to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Wallace K. Isobe
June 10, 2014
Wallace K. "Wally" Isobe, 89, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor for Navy Public Works Center Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by wife Fumiko, son Gerald, daughters Ann Isobe and Gale Takiguchi, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. July 26 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Additional information for obituary published June 29.

Joston Ashley Jackson
July 3, 2014
Joston Ashley Jackson, 24, of Kailua-Kona died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kosrae, Micronesia. He is survived by parents Ashley and Daisy; brothers Hamilton, Joseph, Lambert and Sylvan; and sisters Shra Seymour, Ruth Charley, Notwe Benjamin, Selyn George and Takae Jackson. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial in Micronesia. Casual attire.

Joel Bert Kennedy
June 23, 2014
Joel Bert Kennedy, 69, of Hawi, Hawaii, former communications director for the Hawaii state House of Representatives, former vice president of public affairs for Hawaiian Telephone Co., vice president of corporate communications for the Queen's Health Systems, Kohala Mountain News managing editor and an Army veteran, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ann; daughter Carole Alvarado; sonScott; brothers Bruce, David and Mark; and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society or PBS Hawaii.

Mitsuo Kitamura
July 14, 2014
Mitsuo Kitamura, 76, of Honolulu, a retired kimono salesman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Japan. He is survived by wife Fumie, daughters Mayumi Shimabukuro and Sayuri Kitamura, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Liona Pulefaasisina Lafitaga
July 4, 2014
Liona Pulefaasisina Lafitaga, 81, of Waimanalo, a retired state employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Felika; sons Vana, Vea, David, Liona Jr. and Milton; daughters Tiffany and Dorothy; sisters Sepua and Maina; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe stake center. Casual attire. No flowers.

Doris Lai Look
June 23, 2014
Doris Lai Look, 87, of Honolulu, a court reporter, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Danford, brother Edwin Lai and sisters Pearl Chang and Mildred Wong. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Mabel Noikulani Swift Luke
July 13, 2014
Mabel Noikulani Swift Luke, 99, of Honolulu, a retired state licensed practical nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son William S. Gora Sr., daughters Maedyne Luke Molina and Leilani A. Luke, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Melsena Montgomery
July 16, 2014
Melsena "Mel" Montgomery, 71, of Hanalei, Kauai, a teacher in Santa Cruz, Calif., and a Picassiette mosaic artist, died. She was born in Long Beach, Calif. She is survived by husband Donald, sons Peter and Michael, brother Larry Lease and three grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Kauai Hospice.

Clayton Susumu Nakama
June 27, 2014
Clayton Susumu Nakama, 69, of Honolulu, principal broker and property manager of Clayton S. Nakama, Realtor and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia O., son Matthew K.S., daughters Michelle M.H. Baetiong and Carole Ann K.H.N. Masaki, brothers Stanley S. and Paul Y., sisters Mildred R. Shimabuku and Frances S. Scott, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert A. Nesti
July 2, 2014
Robert A. "Bob" Nesti, 77, of Princeville, Kauai, a retired regional director for Boehringer Ingelheim, died at home. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y. He is survived by sons Robert Jr., Thomas, Tony and Sean; daughters Joann and Kim; brother Anthony Jr.; sisters Francesca Gabrielli, Janet Schubert, Michelle Nesti and Yvonne Rockwell; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. July 29 at Waioli Huiia Church, Hanalei. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to charity.

Albert Noa Ohia
June 29, 2014
Albert Noa Ohia, 70, of Honolulu, a retired Leahi Hospital housekeeper and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Pamela P.; sons Clarence Kehau Correa, and Thomas and Eddie Ohia; daughters Alvina and Tracy Ohia, and Kaipo Correa; brother Colburn; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Hatsue Okata
July 2, 2014
Hatsue Okata, 87, of Waipahu, a retired Waipahu Elementary School cafeteria manager, died in Waipahu. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Tetsuo, son Leland, daughter Clare Maeda, sister Yoshie Higuchi, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

Betty Lillian Quiberg
July 3, 2014
Betty Lillian Quiberg, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House retail clerk, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Clinton, Mass. She is survived by son William; daughters Coral "Dedee" Brinton, Linnea Rogers and Lana Oura; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Michael David Rita
July 3, 2014
Michael David Rita, 77, of Kaneohe, a retired accountant and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Clara; son Michael; daughters Gina Arbogast and Terri Morgan; brothers Joe, Tony and George; sisters Diane Droz-Morin, Lucy Barbour and Patricia Rita; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Celestia Iniba Rohr
July 3, 2014
Celestia Iniba Rohr, 66, of Las Vegas, a retired Halekulani Hotel housekeeper, died in Las Vegas. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Ronald T.; son Ronald T. Jr.; daughter Cely; brother Pepito Iniba; sisters Lerma Rohr, Elisea Masatalia and Visitacion Miranda; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Dick Van Meerten
July 10, 2014
Dick Van Meerten, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired industrial engineer, died in Kailua. He was born in Indonesia. He is survived by son Dick F., daughter Lydia Y. Toledo, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Nit Ung Lau Wong
July 14, 2014
Nit Ung Lau Wong, 96, of Hilo, a retired hairstylist, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Terrence, two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Theodore Nyuk Fa Wong
July 16, 2014
Theodore Nyuk Fa "Ted" Wong, 75, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Department of Liquor Control supervisor, former police officer and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Frieda, daughters Krista Brooks and Robyn Wass, sister Roberta Fithian and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mokuaikaua Congregational Church, Kailua-Kona. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Lambert Kaniela Yuen
July 6, 2014
Lambert Kaniela Yuen, 56, of Kahuku and Kaneohe, a merchant seaman, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Rosemary Webster; daughters Angela and Natasha; father Daniel; brothers Reggie and Kaipo Kaae, and Ronnie Davis; sisters Darnell Fernandez, Blossom Fonoimoana, Tammy Dwyer, Celeste Naea, Mahealani Ludwig and Dollie Davis; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 26 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahuku chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes 10 a.m. Aug. 2 at Kahana Bay. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.






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